.. aesthetically described as one of beauty that is 'imperfect', 'impermanent' and 'incomplete'.

Saturday, 23 December 2017

Collage on Kraft Card

This idea of my collage came together over a couple of days, I have this car stamp by Indigo Blu. I wanted a feel of falling!

Inked up the stamp and stamped 3 impressions, each one fading out..

I introduced some red via the top part of the packaging from some dry cat food!

Friday, 15 December 2017

Paper Collage

Collage with a magazine picture and some stamping..

I made a 'stamp' using some craft foam, this takes Versafine Ink and Distress Oxides!!

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Paper Collage.

Found this picture in a magazine, the words come from one of my craft stamps..

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..

Monday, 20 November 2017

Paper Collage with Washi Tape

Found some rolls of Washi Tape in my stash, having a play with some papers..

Very effective, needs some more exploration!!

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Paper Collage with Paint..

Some more recycled packaging here, white acrylic paint and some pigment powders..

Some stamping.

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Paper Collage

Paper collage with just 3 elements..

Dip pen and my walnut ink..

Painterley book page..

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Shades of White Collage

This fortnight PaperArtsy have a fab challenge called shades of White, follow the link!

Darcy has provided a wealth of inspiration, I have come up with this...

On an old book page, my first layer of white was provided by using Pebeo Modelling Paste. This is a soft 'wet' medium, I let this dry for a while before pushing some stamps into it using ELB34 set from PaperArtsy.

The next layer was using PaperArtsy Grunge Paste, a lovely thick paste, again I pushed several of the same stamp set into the wet paste.

After some thought, I decided to use a piece of parchment, I stamped PaperArtsy Mini 19 with Distress Ink Picket Fence. This was my 'guide' as I used a ball tool to highlight some of the numbers.

I added a piece of white scrap card for a further layer of white and to help holding the parchment in place.

A white paper clip make for a great hanger!!

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Paper Collage and Paint!

I have been exploring adding a layer of paint after making a collage. This comprises of some stamping and some old book pages. Added some gesso and a sprinkling of Paper Artsy Infusions in Black Knight.

Monday, 13 November 2017

Paper and Card Collage.

Really pleased how this one turned out...

I love the simple design of the hand bag..

A piece of parchment and some orange card, simple and not over fussy.