Sunday, February 23, 2014

Collage Week 8

Here in sunny California, unlike most of the country, we're having warm spring weather. Of course, this does have it's drawbacks. Namely, drought conditions since it's our rainy season and not a cloud in the sky. This in turn means my yard is dead and brown and not springy green. So in response, my collage for week 8 is what my yard should look like - green and leafy.

I started with a paint chip sample card in 4 shades of green. It's combined with rubber stamps, handmade and decorative papers, some vintage music and a piece of an old bookplate. The cut paper vase is embellished with pen and ink and the paint chip is backed with vintage wallpaper and mounted on a heavy weight textured paper.

Collage Week 8

Friday, February 21, 2014

Vintage Matchbook Covers

In honor of the winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, I'm posting some vintage matchbook covers from my collection. These are from Russia and depict winter scenes in great graphic style. I think they date from the 1960's and they measure approximately 2" tall x 1.25 " wide. I got mine on Ebay - there's always lots of fun ones to choose from and they're not terribly expensive.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Valentine's Day Collage

My collage for week 7 is Valentine's Day inspired, of course. The collage is done on an antique red book cover. It combines handmade and vintage papers with rubber stamps. I never want to cut up an old book to use it for collaging, but if the book is already falling apart I do take advantage.

Collage Week 7

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Collage Week Six

I love to collage on vintage bingo cards - they make a great graphic canvas. Like week 5, my collage for week six is another done on a bingo card. I've combined it with a piece of a round playing card, some vintage wallpaper, rubber stamps, type from an antique book cover and piece of an old postcard.

Collage Week 6

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Collage - Week 5

My collage for week 5 was inspired by quilt designs. Decorative hand made papers are collaged on a bingo card along with some rubber stamping. The bingo card is mounted on a heavy weight rag paper. I think I may get out my sewing machine and do some stitching on top.

Collage Week 5

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