Friday 4 November 2011

Collage for The Stamp Man

The new challenge at The Stamp Man has been set by the fabulous Angela and she would like to see you use collage or a collage background in your work. I loved this challenge and I learned quite a bit about different styles of collage when I did an on-line course with Claudine Hellmuth earlier in the year and I also get great inspiration from Sarah at Lah-de-dah.

What is a collage? Wikipedia says -

collage (From the French coller, to glue) is a work of formal art, primarily in the visual arts made from an assemblage of different forms, thus creating a new whole.
A collage may include newspaper clippingsribbons, bits of colored or hand-made papers, portions of other artwork, photographs and other found objects, glued to a piece of paper or canvas. The origins of collage can be traced back hundreds of years, but this technique made a dramatic reappearance in the early 20th century as an art form of novelty.

I thought I would make a book of birds for Ken for Christmas and add some of the photos he has taken of different types of birds he sees in our back garden. He is totally an amateur bird watcher and photographer, but he loves it, so what better way to give him something different this year.

This is the front cover of the mini album and I am using TH papers and stamps.

Main Supplies -
Tim Holtz stamps - slight alterations, urban tapestry
Tim Holtz paper stacks - crowded attic, lost and found
Distress inks - vintage photo, peeled paint, forest moss, weathered wood

As you can see I have used a number of techniques to create this collage - I have inked, embossed, gessoed, stamped, glued and sewn elements together. I have bought an old book of 'Eggs and nests of British Birds' so I will be using that to complete pages and pockets for photos - so more to come another time.

Please pop over to the Stamp Man challenge to see the fabulous inspiration from the team and I hope you will join us there. As ever Jill will be providing the winner with a £10.00 voucher for her store.

I hope you have a fabulous weekend. Hopefully I will be able to come and see what you have been making and creating this week.

Take care.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Challenges to have fun with -
Simon Says Stamp - Buttons
Just for Fun - Favourites
PaperPlay Challenges - Button Up
Cooking It Up with Katie - Anything but a card
Anything Goes - Stitching
Artistic Stamper - Make your own backgrounds
Stamp with Fun - Buttons