Sunday, 12 February 2012

Painting over Collage - Week 6

This week on Life Book 2012 was a Workshop with Tamara Laporte using paper collage on watercolour paper.  Tam uses gel medium to stick her collage paper down, but unfortunately I don't have any, so I used PVA glue, which gets a bit messy!!  The idea was to paint with watersoluble crayons over the collage, except for the 'figure'.  So you could actually change the figure entirely, you use blended acrylics with the crayons (I think - it is some time since I looked at the video!!)  Anyway, as I got so messy with the PVA, and knowing it dries clear, I thought I would paint a watered down gesso all over it before I started to paint (BAD idea!)
Here we have a scan of my finished collage page.

Here we have the same page, now gessoed (you can hardy see the images underneath the gesso) and my drawing of the mermaid over the top of the image.  The watersoluble crayon, when adding the water, slid all over the place, and of course you could see my brush strokes through it!  I persevered, adding the scrylis to the figure, which thankfully did stay in place.
Hey Presto!  The finished page, but nothing like it would have been if I'd followed all Tam's instructions.
I'm very new to collaging with papers, and still haven't made up my mind whether I like doing it or not, but I am quite happy with this result.
I wonder what is in store for next week.....
Till next time.


Heather said...

Your mermaid is beautiful and I love what you achieved from your collaged papers.

Maggi said...

Amazing transformation.

Val said...

Hi Val, I am just passing through and love your work. Your journal will be fantastic. The course looks like it is worth it but I have so many challenges on the go :D
Sewing, patchworking, reading, traveling, digital scrapbooking, designing applique and a bit of pencil drawing of places I visit. I will put you on my follow list and pop back in a while to see how you are getting on with your journal.
You can probably tell why I was drawn to your page :D

Jaana and Kia said...

Your mermaid is so beautiful, Val! :)

Jaana and Kia said...

Thanks for stopping by, Val. :)

Currently we are posting three times a week: on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. There's no time limit for you to play along (please, check out the Introduction page for more info). You can always go back to an older post, even months later, and leave your link/comment there. :)

Have a happy Friday ahead.

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