I posted a photo a day ago stating that my ode to Collage Paper was still going on! Well it has been a fun week in studio creating with it (I'm not sure I'm done yet), making another Collage piece with a grungy background. Follow along and I'll show you the steps.
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I'm starting with a large Vignette Tray (6 x 12") that I have turned over to use the back side. I used Collage Medium to adhere pieces of Worn Wallpaper to the surface then added a layer over Collage Medium over the top to seal (do not skip this step). Let dry.
For the top layer of Collage Medium, working quickly, start from the center and work your way out to the edges of the paper until it is secured to the surface. This is the best way to avoid wrinkles.
The Texture Paste dries pretty quickly, about 30-40 minutes is usually good where I live in CA. Drying time will range depending on where you live.
Once dry, I scribbled Walnut Stain Distress Crayon on my glass mat then picked it up with a damp paintbrush to color over the paste. I also scribbled directly over the edges that did not have paste.
dress: faded jeans, peeled paint
flowers: aged mahogany, worn lipstick, peeled paint
buttons: peeled paint
hat: brushed corduroy
Butterfly and Private Collection - field notes ephemera
Transparency slide - vintage
2 hour time limit - Urban Layers
Buttons - vintage
Lined card - Urban Layers
Metal Gate - painted white then Alcohol inked with Mushroom
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This is an absolutely doable project for any level. The Collage Paper/Crackle Paste background is what makes the simple collage work. The background technique could be used on a myriad of different projects and with so many variations...skys the limit really.
Tim had a Facebook Live last Saturday where he talked about and demoed Collage Paper. If you missed it, you can catch the replay HERE.
Have a great weekend . I'll be "staying home together".
now carry on,