Monday, July 6, 2015

How To Collage with Handmade Paper

Collaging with handmade papers is challenging yet simple when you know what to do.
Hi, thanks for coming over today to see the project I made for the Arnold
Grummer Blog where I am one of the Designers.  I want to share with you on my blog how I made this Mixed Media collage so you too can go and make one of your own.



As you may already know I make a lot of my own sheets of paper to use in my art work.  My secret to making these nice flat shots is that I use a cool pour mould method that I learned when I joined the Arnold Grummer family.  You too can learn the classic method by checking out Mr. Grummer's original video.



Ok, so I took four of the sheets of paper I made and stamped the doll image (Prima Stamps by Ranger) once onto three different sheets using Black Archival Ink (Ranger).



I Let the images dry and cut out the dolls entirely and two of them into pieces.



By using some matte gel medium and a brush I applied a coating to the back of each piece and onto the lightest doll cutout.  Working with this medium kept the fragile paper from tearing and buckling. Hence the challenging part.



I coloured the blue sheet with some water colour splatters made with a brush.  Once dry I used a black Micron ink pen to doodle some flowers.

Note I used a peach coloured Prismacolor colouring pencil to highlight the doll's face and limbs.

Finally using more of the gel medium I adhered the doll to the background.

That's it!  Easy Peasy, right?  :)  Please let me know in the comments what you thought.

Thanks again for coming over, see you next time.

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