Saturday 1 September 2012

UPA RAQ - Off to Collage

You can tell it's the first of the month, so much to show you this weekend and this is my second post for today.

Glue Book for Unruly PaperArts.

A glue book is whatever you want it to be, but generally it is a 'sketchbook' for mixed media work. It invariably includes glue and can be about practise runs, just letting your creative expression free, but there are no rules, just the ones you create for yourself.

I started a glue book some time ago, there isn't much in it, but I thoroughly enjoyed my free expression for this RAQ. So often I am designing for DT samples which confines me to specific themes or rules. Here there weren't any, other than I wanted to have some fun and try something different to my normal style.

My favourite artist for experimenting with collage effects is Claudine Hellmuth (I did her creative collage course last year), so I thought I would do some "Beyond the Expected" techniques from her book (same name). Creating Poppets as she calls them.

This is me playing and just having fun. Nothing like Claudine's Poppets really, but even so I have had to think about form, shape, colour, perspective and some journalling using the actual pages from my Glue Book itself - see a wondrous novel indeed.

The journalling reads - 'Luckily the Uphams sent her out into the garden and there sat the poor thing all alone in the arbour. I spoke to her over the fence. She is such a delicate child, poor Amy.' The words and phrases were all chosen from the text of the book before I painted the pages with gesso and then acrylic paint.

Do you use a glue book? What have you been 'playing' and experimenting with lately? Do pop over to Unruly PaperArts and see how your work could be featured on the blogozine.

If you haven't seen my exciting news please pop two posts back to see how lucky I am to be part of a new design team. Woo hoo, excitement or what?

Have creative fun.

hugs {brenda} xox



Anonymous said...

A fabulous sense of whimsy to your pages Brenda and wonderful, up-beat colour choices - real fun.

Karin said...

wow, gorgeous!! love the colors and the girls you made are also very cute!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Your pages are really delightful.
Hugs Anja

Meggymay said...

Fantastic pages, love the sweet little girls and the wonderful details.
Yvonne x

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Brilliant your pages. Beautiful work brenda. love it. Very colofuland lovely.
Lovely greet and nice weekend

cheryl said...

oh gosh Hun,these pages are just brilliant,oh the colours and images are just lush really love these hugs Cherylxxxx

Zue said...

Playing and having fun is what it is all about...and, glue books are so useful...I love sticking things onto paper. Your little poppets are wonderful...I look forward to seeing more of your 'sticky' creations:) Brilliant work!

Lynn Stevens said...

What fun Brenda, must have been a blast taking Claudine's class.

Thank you for the kind words on my blog.
Have a great weekend.
hugs Lynn

Shirl said...

Playing is so much joy and this looks like a load of fun.

Hugs Shirley x x

nefertiti said...

So lovely!!!