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

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Mini Collages

I have finally finished 15 mini collages that I am making for my co-workers as little gifties for when the store closes next week. Somewhere I saw a similar project (can't remember where to give credit though) and thought it would be an inexpensive way to give a remembrance to everyone.

I glued five pages of an old book together to make the base for the collages, using decoupage medium between each page and then on the top and bottom to make a rigid base. I cut these into 1" x 3" rectangles and adhered torn patterned paper scraps. After inking these, I added vintage children images from Lisa's Altered Art, punched crowns or triangle hats and wings to some. The edges were trimmed with Krylon gold pen and eyelets added. (These scans were made before the ribbon was added.)

I added printed titles - scrapbook queen or fairy for most, but some were named for the recipients' jobs. Our manager will get "Queen of Everything"; Event Mgr. will receive "Queen of Happenings"; the gal who loves everything pink will get "Queen of Pink"; and for the youngest employee who buys everything in sight "Princess Gotta Have It All."


These were so much fun to make and I hope they will all like them. I attached clear printed labels on the back - "remember Recollections."

8 comments:

Linda Manning Findley said...

Susan these turned out GREAT ... know everyone will be pleased ... Linda F

Evidence of an Artistic Life said...

These are beautiful!!! They will be treasured!!
chris p

Tangled Threads said...

Susan, no wonder you don't have time to organize! Will you be looking for another job?

Jeri Aaron said...

These are wonderful susan!!

Mary Lynn in Texas said...

These are all so cute! It is so nice of you to take the time to let your co-workers know that you care, but then I can tell that you are a caring kind of person!

liannallama said...

These are so sweet--I love them! I'm sorry your store is closing!

Veronica said...

oh i love these.... lisa's alterd art????? do tell....

Kristin Hubick said...

These are so great!!!!!