"Art is my vehicle through life; may we share the ride together." Ron Wickersham

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

5 x 5 Collage


I finished this collage today. It's 5" x 5" on masonite board. It's a birthday gift for a very dear friend. I'm also entering it in a collage challenge contest on another blog.

I first gessoed the board and then attached a piece of Tyvek paper I had stamped beforehand. I had a scrap left which I've also scanned. (This is a technique on Mary Jo McGraw's DVD where you ink Tyvek with several colors of dye ink and then overstamp with black permanent. Tyvek is the material that priority envelopes are made of - I recycle envies we receive, but you can also purchase this.)

I scraped on pink and blue acrylic paints with the edge of a credit card, then stamped different designs in Memories black permanent ink. I adhered a butterfly sticker, the image of two girls from the Internet, a crown cut from a page of an old book and two real postage stamps with gel medium. I added three turquoise Stickles dots on the points of the crown.

8 comments:

Kim said...

This is just gorgeous!! The colours are beautiful and love the whole layout!
:)
Kim

hutch ink designs... said...

Very cool! Love how you did it!

~K

Ethel Amutan said...

Susan, This is completely extraordinary! OOoooohhh! I really love this!

Susan said...

Thanks for all your kind comments.
Susan

Nancy said...

Outstanding...as are all your creations.

CoffeyHouse Collection said...

Hi Susan. I found my way here from your post on Collagecats. Very pretty!!!!! I love the colors! Your friend is very lucky to get it!

Jan

primdollie said...

LOVE this piece!! lucky friend!! the colors and backgrounds are wonderful!!! great art! Hugs Linda

Anonymous said...

This is wonderful. Now I can keep up with your creations! Your cards are great and the puzzles are the best idea yet.
Enjoy yourself.
julia