I can't tell you how FUN it is to go to the post office and find my box full of envelopes full of collage papers! As I open them, I'm doing a preliminary sorting into GOOD VARIETY, and NOT SO GOOD VARIETY. Many of the envelops contain really beautiful papers, but not as much variety as others. For example, several of the papers are similar in color or value or pattern. I will definitely come up with a way to use all of them, though!
I scanned a few of the collections in the GOOD VARIETY category. Take a look.
|I thought this one was particularly good. Variety in color, scale (of pattern), value...
|I love how the two black and white patterns (upper right) are SO different because of the scale of pattern.
|The bright circle piece on the right makes me want to paint like that, scan, and print out collage paper! Do you see two papers in this collection that are very similar?
|This collection included an acrylic skin. Can you see which piece that is?
|Love that big black and white!
|cocktail napkin, donut bag, marbled paper....
|Definitely some variety here!
|Gorgeous collection here.