Monday, November 11, 2013

Assembled Collages

Collage 3

Collage 8



These are my first collages assembled from some of the papers I prepared a few weeks ago. The papers are selected using the colors you want to work with. Then they are torn, cut and arranged, until you are satisfied with the composition. Because they are coated on both sides with gloss medium you don't have to remove them to glue them down. You simply carefully cover with release paper and iron them down with a 350 degree iron. I wasn't satisfied with the first layer so I added a few more papers to complete the collage. Then I ironed again. To unify the collage I rubbed a little acrylic paint in a compatible color using a baby wipe to control the layer of paint and keep it thin in some places. At the very end I decided to stamp the numbers on them. I plan to post one on Artists in Blogland Scavenger Hunt. The theme this month is numbers. 

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I started watercolor painting earnestly in 1991 after I moved to Florida. My husband and I are retired, and we are both artists. We both have works displayed  at the Wildchild Gallery in Matlacha Florida.