First is the final design which I like a lot and will be trying again as the resulting color is really exciting:
|Failure is key|
MATERIALS: WRMK card stock, tissue paper from Natalie Malik on Etsy, Alphas from Cosmo Cricket, coffee stain stamp from Cocoa Daisy, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher and paint from Kaiser Craft.
Mostly because I got this:
|Hand made "How To" zine from Natalie that totally saved my life last night.|
Buy it if you'd like some great tips on collage with tissue paper.
Photo courtesy Natalie Malik.
If you want to see someone make modern and lovely collages with real technical mastery please visit Natalie's blog Awkward and Beautiful.
This is the first time I ever try collage. I avoid anything truly artsy- not because I don't like artsy stuff (I LOVE artsy) but because it requires a level of knowledge and control over technique I have not reached yet.
Before you think this is me beating myself up again please wait till you see what I did before Natalie saved my scrappy butt.
And NOW... The FIASCOS.
AAAAA! This is me trying to use some scraps left over from a cool previous project and having "fun" with textures and shapes. I like the colors and the repeated straight lines but this is a HOT summer mess.
Ok now for the real hum-digger.
Please block your children from seeing this.
This horribly BIOLOGICAL piece sprung from two thoughts:
Though number 1: I want to make a commentary on the images of women in fashion- I will sew the outlines, fill in the photos with paint and write "Not me, not now, not ever.. and that's ok" on it.
Before I could fully execute thought number 1- this happened:
Though number 2: OOO this glue would make for great texture!
EEEEEEEEWWW! Never should the two meet! I'm embarrassed to share it except this is supposed to be a real deal blog right? Hideous craft failures and all.
I would like to point out I'm not a complete hack. I recognize when something is too awful to show- except as entertainment here in this blog.
Now that I've either shocked you into silence or made you laugh derisively please head on over to Punky Scraps and join the October challenges. This week's is all about collage. I'm hoping you will learn as much as I did.
|Current Favorite Toy- this is a family blog after all.|