.. If they don't like what you bring to the table, let them eat alone...

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Paper Collage with Fabric

Incorporating some fabric within a collage..


Cut away the 'body' and put part of a book page and some silk fabric..


Secured the loose threads..


Spray inks over acrylics


Thursday, 7 December 2017

Mixed Media Collage

I had no plan here, just playing on some packaging..



Some close up's, spray inks over acrylic paints..







Sunday, 3 December 2017

Torn, Ripped and Burnt Collage

This fortnight PaperArtsy have a great challenge called Torn, Ripped and Burnt. Darcy has provided a wealth of inspiration, they can be found here.


My inspiration for the substrate came from Claire Snowdon. I used whole pages from a magazine and off set each page before glueing together.


I have been working with parchment recently, so had a go at some burnt highlights. I was in the garden, and took lighter direct to the parchment, It started to bubble, and after 5 seconds caught fire, so if trying this make sure you are outside.


I used a sample of silk fabric and tore into strips along with some medical gauze.


I liked the way the threads started to come away, so used these along with the medical gauze to create some texture and a sense of movement.


With a scrap of calico, I made a small cut and gently ripped to create a open frame for my fish, Mini 100 from Paperartsy.


Great fun, great to play with fabrics and fibres..


Saturday, 2 December 2017

Paper and Fibre Collage.

Having a play with some fibre and incorporating within a collage.


I have used Banana yarn as the fibre.


Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Paper Collage

I like the effect of removing part of a photograph, here I have used a craft die to remove some sections..


Close up..


Love the painterly background and the white enamel marker.

Saturday, 25 November 2017

Paper Collage on Re purposed Packaging.

The background came first, I had made some mark making tools and tried them out with my walnut ink.


I have had the biscuit for ages that was cut from the packaging!!


I chose not to completely cut around the chap, like that look.

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Paper Collage on Recycled Card

Bit of a play with 2 photographs..


The lady came from another project, works well with the perspective of the rails..


A bit of white acrylic paint and some black pigment powders..