Creating an image in collage is a different than when painting for obvious reasons. Having completed this second one, I am starting to accumulate a few notes on a working approach. Really looking forward to starting the next one with a new and improved work flow.
For various reasons I've been making painted papers over the years and for some reason, I haven't had a reason to use them. Some papers I like so much as is that I hesitate to tear them apart. But this time I felt motivated enough to make this little collage of a chickadee. Funny enough, most of my papers were of very saturated high key colours (which were fun to make) but for this collage I need mostly neutrals. It doesn't take much but it's nice to have a ready assortment to pick and choose from. So having done this one, I'm going to make a few more. But not before I make another assortment of beautiful neutrals. Once I've completed a few more, I'll put these up as prints and notecards in my Etsy shop which I've sadly neglected in recent months.
I was inspired by this pin I found on Pinterest (bottom image) and it was brilliant! I had an old dough board (I've had it for 25 years) in my attic. At least I think it's a dough board. I hesitated using it but thought it would finally be appreciated rather than tucked away unseen. Love how it turned out.