I used Collage Medium to adhere Correspondence paper to the back of the panel (remember the Framed Panel comes in two pieces) and let it dry. Collage Medium has a very short drying window - perfect for small collages like this one.
When glancing at this piece you might think that I stamped all the black images, like the map at the top or the word airmail. Well, the answer is yes, I did stamp all the images. But what you probably wouldn’t have figured out is that I stamped the images on the new blank Tissue Wrap. It is a translucent paper that can be adhered to a surface using Collage Medium or Multi Medium.
As a little experiment, I decided to try printing directly on the Tissue Wrap. I have always wanted to be able to add personal quotes to art pieces.
Here is how I did it...Use a word processing program to type and ultimately print your chosen words (must be a laser copy not an ink jet). My quote for this piece was, “we are all in this together”. Once you have your printed document, use washi tape or blue painters tape to adhere the Tissue Wrap over the words. It does not have to be straight as you will eventually cut the words out. Now just send the document back through the printer so it prints in the same place as the first time. Just that easy.
The last step was to hammer in the tacks and add the red string. I have always loved the idea of the red string, first using it in a journal project back in 2007. It continues to appear in my work as I love the idea of connecting images or thoughts the way past, present and future work together to create our life.
I also used the Walnut Stain Distress Crayon to distress around each photo. I found it very easy to smudge the crayon since the paper was coated with Collage Medium.
It was nice to share my thoughts about this piece. I hope you try the new Tissue Wrap. It was one of my favorite products of the 2016 idea-ology release, hope you can see why!
now carry on,