Category Archives: abstraction

Collage Tutorial 14. Maps

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I loved making this collage using my collections of found papers and fabric.

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I started off with an old school exercise book cover from the 1930’s. It was full of hand drawn maps. I added stitching to the map and some found vintage graph papers, aged canvas and a did a little hand drawing on tissue

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The paper with one of the maps of Queensland Australia was very delicate, so I glued it down¬† very carefully with archival gel medium. It’s a bit wrinkled but I don’t mind.

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I added some fabric scrap from a vintage tablecloth depicting Australian wildflowers

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Finally, I created little drawings all over the entire collage with pencils and ink pens

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Collage Tutorial 13. Negative Spaces.

Playing with negative spaces was a challenge for me. Though both negative and positive spaces appear in everything, we usually only see positive space but, in creating artworks, both areas are just as important as each other.

I used many different types of found papers for this piece, including vintage wallpapers, dressmaking tissue, negative snowdrop designs from a punch glued down with matt gel medium and acrylic Gesso on a canvas board.

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Collage Tutorial 11. Mixed Tape Collage.

Update! I took off the “I love Paris tape” as it just didn’t work for me.

This collage is on a piece of water colour paper aged the with Parisian essence, then baked in the oven.

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A piece of vintage French paper old blue ticket is taped down with tartan scotch tape Ive had since the ’70s.

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A cardboard typo tag, washi tape, string and ink.

 

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Collage Tutorial 10. Torn Posters and Painted Papers.

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I used many layers of a poster I found on the ground in Paris with handmade painted papers and acrylic gel. I sanded in between leaving torn paper and scratches in areas. My interest in this piece is the quality of the surface. During the process I made marks with permanent pens and acrylic paints.  Gluing on torn papers and tearing off with sanding.

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When I travel I love to photograph graffiti and other interesting walls and doorways . Europe has some amazing street art, while, my hometown in Melbourne, Australia, is known as one of the world’s great street art capitals for it’s street art and graffiti. Street Art Melbourne

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Clear. Cloudy. Rain. Snow. Collages

A series of collages ” Clear Cloudy Rain Snow.” created as bonus collages for 30 Days of Collage

 

Clear Cloudy Rain Snow Series

Clear Cloudy Rain Snow Series 1. 2. 3. Collage and Mixed Media.

 

Clear Cloudy Rain Snow 1 Vintage diary paper 1949, French magazine 1900, vintage docket, banquette paper, pen, pencil and ink.

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Found vintage diary paper 1949, French magazine 1900, vintage docket, banquette paper, pen, pencil, Gesso and ink.

Clear Cloudy Rain Snow 2 Vintage pattern tissue, wallpaper, paint swatch, pen, pencil, ink and curry powder wash.

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Found vintage diary paper 1949, vintage pattern tissue, wallpaper, paint swatch, pen, pencil, ink, Gesso and curry powder wash.

 

Clear Cloudy Rain Snow 3 Vintage pattern tissue paper,vintage wallpaper, pen, pencil ink, Gesso and curry powder wash.

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Found vintage diary paper 1949, vintage pattern tissue paper, vintage wallpaper, pen, pencil ink, Gesso and curry powder wash.