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.