Monday, March 16, 2009

Collage with Color

I recently heard from a reader, Judy Strom, who, after purchasing Collage Journeys, also ordered my previous book, Collage with Color. She kindly sent a photo of these gorgeous papers she painted, inspired by the book, and gave me an opportunity to put in a shameless plug for the book. Thank you Judy! Now I can't wait to see what she does with the papers...

Friday, March 13, 2009

I have been fooling around with layering fabrics, fibers, and papers with fusible web for a while, trying to create complex surfaces. I'm trying to incorporate more fabric-fiber-stitching kinds of techniques into my collage. I recently came across Sue Bleiweiss's web site. She is a master of this technique, and she has terrific tutorials available on her site. The pieces pictured here are my experiments in creating an overall surface. I did make a box out of the orange-pink piece using Sue's directions. I'll post a picture at a later date. In the meantime, check out her site and her blog, and have fun!

Speaking of foam core, here are a couple of jewelry items I made using paper-wrapped foam core as the base. They are embellished with fused Angelina fiber and film, wire, and beads. I would love to see what other mixed media and collage artists are doing with foam core. Please e-mail me and send photos! Thanks.