|'Forest Music' 7x9 paper on canvas board ©Karen Margulis|
Making a torn paper collage makes use of everything you know about painting. But in a less intimidating way. You really can't make a mistake....just add more layers until you are pleased. And it really is all about the process of creating. The play is what is really important. As well as the hunting and gathering just the right papers and collaging goodies. But learning always comes from play. I know my friends will be surprised at how their collaging adventure will help them become better pastel painters!
|I mounted my collage on black foamcore and put it in a frame.|
The collage process was easy. Especially in my friend Jayne's extremely well stocked and organized studio. She has everything you could imagine from tools to paint to stacks and stacks of papers arranged by color. She handed me a canvas board, a paintbrush and a container of matte medium and set me loose. It was like being a kid in a candy store! I tore paper from magazines and used some wonderful paper with specks of gold leave in it. I tore and pasted until my image began to emerge. I didn't want to stop but it was time to leave. I came home and added some seed beads for the holiday lights. I was finished and ready for my next collage! Thanks Jayne, Holly and Elaine for the great afternoon!
|at play in Jayne's wonderful studio|
|Jayne's Kingfisher collage in progress|