Sunday, October 26, 2014

Type Collage

I pulled out some of my vintage documents for this week's collage. 19th century French documents, a vintage ticket,  an Indian letter and a British postcard make up the background. A postage stamp, parts of a book plate and a Russian rubber stamp finish it off.

Collage week 43

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Autumn Colors

Even though it was really hot today in southern California, my collage for week 42 uses some autumn colors of browns and gold. The Japanese calligraphy, from an old envelope, was put on decorative paper using my nifty new transfer paper. It was combined with various Japanese washi papers and a print from a Chinese Chop (seal). A chop, or seal, was used in Asia (and still is) to sign documents and art. They are usually carved in stone and sometimes in ivory or bamboo. I have one with my name carved in bamboo but the one on my collage is from a stone chop purchased in New York's Chinatown. I have no idea what it says but it looks really cool.

Collage week 42

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Paris Perfume

My collage for week 41 started with a vintage Art Deco French perfume label in pink, black and gold. I added some Japanese papers, an old candy wrapper and a piece of vintage wallpaper. Voila!

Collage week 41

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Geisha 2

I made another attempt at using the transfer paper. I used the same photo and here is the result. The image cracked a bit when I transferred it - I think I tried to remove the backing paper too soon. It does give it an aged appearance though. Before transferring, I tore the top edge of the photo and do like how it came out. This collage was done on an old Reader's Digest book cover. Some Japanese type, washi paper and gold star tissue complete the collage.

Collage week 40

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