I was inspired by Christy Sobolewski to make this journal page out of collaged manila tags, (#tagology). It was a lot of fun because I love collages and making several at once in a small surface is so much easier.
Sometimes while creating I find myself thinking out of the box and this time I was going to make a wonky town but that huge tree came to my mind and I finally did like a forest town, totally unexpected!!
I have to confess I'm not sure I like it but I spent so much time with the butterflies, doodling, stamping, etc. that I decided to post it.
For this collage I started the background with Pan Pastels and a stencil. After I have completed it, I started to journal everywhere what really came to my mind (I rarely journal). Later on I decided to collage and paint over those phrases, I wouldn't be ashamed if something is legible right now, I wrote about the piece and how I felt doing it but I really don't like my handwriting.
The paper I used as in almost all my collages are mainly Gelli prints and this time I used mostly magazines to print on.
As I said in the home page of the NEW My Way of Living, I'm so very happy for this renewal and I decided to launch it on my birthday as my own gift.
I have to thank my son Felipe for encouraging and helping me in this task.
(I will be updating this site for a few more months)
I did this collage on a corrugated cardboard covering it completely with newspaper. After that I painted the surface pouncing it with gray and beige gesso adding a few colors of acrylic paints to give it more interest. The papers as usual are bits and pieces of gelli prints, painted magazine pages, old book pages, etc. I stamped in a few places with gold paint and no added texture but the organic one the glue left when I covered the cardboard.
As you already may know I love collages and after three weeks out of town, I was eager to make one. I used tons of leftovers of die cuts, failed stamped images, gelli prints, paper I use to clean my brayer when painting or spraying and a few pieces of Thai paper. After I glued everything in place I started to sew randomly and in a very messy way.