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

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.

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Paper and Card Collage

 I was having a rummage through my cardstock, and found this bright yellow card...

Black and white photo, some orange card and some blue painted card from a gelli print play..

No glue used just washi tape, really effective!!

Friday, 10 November 2017

Paper Collage and Photography.

Love working with old black and white photography..

This picture has a creamy background, just love it. Added pieces of cut card.

Also added this piece of parchment..

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Paper Collage Mixed Media.

Still playing with Rusting Powder..

Zig glue pen worked really well, opens up new way of mark making.

Folded card, Fresco Chalk Paints and Rusting powder..

Found my perforating tool, makes some lovely marks, punched some holes further interest.

Monday, 6 November 2017

Paper Collage with Paperartsy Rusting Powder

Exploring the virtues of Paperartsy Rusting powder, and using to create some collages.

Love how it performs on book pages..

Off to play some more!!

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Paper Collage Mixed Media Layers..

I salvaged some brown packaging from the supermarket last week, and wanted to make something with lots of layers..

I had in mind using some blue acrylic paints, so added some further layers of orange card.

Some PaperArtsy Fresco paints and rusting powder. My vision was based on an old wall tie!!

Dip pen plus home made walnut ink..

Friday, 3 November 2017

Paper Artsy Rusty Christmas

My turn over on the Paperartsy blog with some Christmas makes using Zinsky Art stamps and Rusting Powder.

Had great fun using the products, here are some close ups of the masterboard for the concertina card..

Very pleased how the card turned out..

As soon as I saw the set of stamps,  I loved the way Rudolf was drawn, and had an idea that Santa was riding him and they were flying through the sky...

Really pleased how both projects turned out.

Great fun working with the rusting powder, thinking of ways to incorporate into my collages.