Saturday 18 June 2011

SCROLLS WORK STAMPS - Vignette Collage

This is a piece I have done for Scrolls Work Stamps and for my homework piece for week 3 of the 'Composition for Collage' course with Claudine Hellmuth.

Scrolls Work will sadly be closing their doors on the 15th July, but at the moment they have a whopping 60% of their whole range. If you pop over you can certainly grab yourself a bargain.

I am learning a great deal and also feeling more confident that I have an intuitive eye for composition and have used the techniques Claudine is teaching without knowing what I was doing. I know I can now improve on that though.

I am sure that this is a vignette composition but not a true one in the sense of it having a strong focal point. I think it is successful in that it sits in the middle of the canvas and uses the backing paper as a visual border. All the elements are positioned around the image and the buttons serve as points for the eye to move around but still has quiet areas for the eye to rest. To improve this piece I think next time I would make sure the focal image is stronger to lead the eye straight into the collage.

The stamped image is one from Scrolls Work which I have coloured with distress inks and then double embossed to give it more depth of colour. The bird paper at the bottom and the scalloped circle mount have both been given a wash with gesso to tone them down.

I am entering this into the  Sweet Stamps which is to use embossing and Class Act Insider which is a Vintage theme.

I am going to Ella's school summer fair today, so I hope it stays dry for them.

Have a wonderful weekend.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox