Later on this week I am taking part in a Collage workshop.
I don't know much about making Collage.
So I thought I would try a few preparatory experiments.
This is probably the least successful.
It's not very collagey.
I changed the colours with Photo-editing as the original colours were quite horrible on the screen.
But I had fun with stamping and I quite like the green and blue stripes.
It measure 4 x 6 inches.
I quite like this one.
I'm not sure it is very collagey either. It has washi tape and a magazine cut-out.
It measures 4 x 4½ inches.
This third one was a bit of a disaster because I couldn't get it looking right. On the bright side it's more collagey.
Here's a hot tip for collaging - don't glue down a strip with your book-maker's archival glue until you are sure you want it to be there.
After a phone call with my dear friend S. who reminded me that colour-inverting an artwork with Photo-editing sometimes gives dramatic, surprising and new results, I tried just that.
It measures slightly over 6 x 6 inches.
These three were made with washi tape, stamping (with both purchased and hand-made stamps), watercolour and metallic pens, watercolour inks, fluid acrylics and magazine cut-outs.
The flower in the last one was part of one of my little paintings.
Because the thought of going to the workshop and preparing for the workshop makes me happy, I'm also linking to this month's "Art Journal Journey" theme which is "Moments of Happiness".
I'd really like to know what you think of these and which one you like best (if any).
And if you have any collaging advice I'd very much like to receive it (especially before the workshop).