Sunday, April 23, 2017

52 Weeks of Collage Part 2 Week 16

This week, I did my collage on an 8" x 8" wood panel. A nice piece of old ledger paper, some tickets, postage stamps, and a rubber stamp were used.

collage week 16

Sunday, April 16, 2017

52 Weeks of Collage Part 2 Week 15

This week I did another tiny collage on scrap matte board. The board is a beige color and I used scraps  of hand made papers and vintage documents.

collage week 15

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Janusz Stanny

I love the illustrations of Polish artist Janusz Stanny (1932-2014). I purchased this book on Ebay - it dates from 1962 and was published in Warsaw. I thought it might be poetry but I've translated a bit it's more of a nature lesson. The images are beautiful in their simplicity. I particularly like the way the fur is done on the wild boar and deer.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

52 Weeks of Collage Part 2 Week 14

This week I used a bunch of scraps for my collage. I have a box of tiny scraps that are left-overs from larger pieces of paper. These always come in handy for something and I hate to waste them.

my box of scraps

Sometimes I try to do a whole collage using only pieces from the scrap box and this week I came up with a pair. The duo is done on scrap mat board that is a pale gray. I stamped on the boards in gold and brown ink and then layered on bits and pieces in different patterns of pink. Vintage type and music make it not too sweet.

collage duo week 14

Sunday, April 2, 2017

52 Weeks of Collage Part 2 Week 13

This week's collage has a gardening theme. I used a vintage gardening book cover, an old seed packet a vintage butterfly, some hand made papers and a tiny bird.

collage week 13

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Vintage Polish Illustration

I just purchased this fabulous vintage book from a Polish seller on Ebay. I can't read it but I know that the first story is "Sleeping Beauty" so I assume it is a book of fairy tales (I couldn't translate the title). The book was published in Warsaw and dates from 1961 but I think it was originally published in Moscow in 1950. Anyway, I purchased it for the wonderful borders on every page. The illustrator is Michal Bylina (Polish, 1904-1982).

Sunday, March 26, 2017

52 Weeks of Collage Part 2 Week 12

I have a stash of old Reader's Digest book covers and I used one for the base of this week's collage. I rubber stamped leaves and type and then added a strip from a vintage document. On a separate card, I stamped a pattern and then layered some hand made paper. I added a bird cut from a vintage print (the bird is a copy - scanned into my computer and printed as needed to keep the original) and glued the smaller card onto the book cover.

collage week 12

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