Vacation - Day 6

Thursday's Cup for Coffee

I started on a collage (one canvas down and two to go!) yesterday morning using a vintage card I recently purchased.

This is the front of the card:

The card has a photo of a young girl that someone had pasted to the back. It looks like someone tried to remove the photo, but it was glued down so well that they gave up. I copied the photo and am using it as my focal point of the collage.

I like how the torn paper from the card looked, so I didn't cut it away. It has a two to three tone creamy effect don't you agree?

Below, I gave the canvas a light coat of Titan Buff, let it dry, applied gel medium to the backside, pasted it to the canvas and then applied more Titan Buff around the photo.

After looking at the start of this collage all day, last night (while finishing up Season 4 of The Shield) I decided to go another direction. Isn't that what happens to YOU when you're working on a project and don't have a planned sketch? (smiles)

First, I had to cut out my pouting girl again. I had already glued her down. Note to self: when working on a collage silly, don't glue anything down right away. Sheeesh!

So I added a dress. This is from a paper doll dresses collage sheet I bought from JoAnnA Pierotti at Moss Hill Studios. These were originally painted by JoAnnA.

and a hat . . . I cut out several, and this is the one my teenage manchild chose

I cut out and covered some paper doll legs with decorative paper. The shoes were already attached . . .

Some words or something else was needed, so I'm *auditioning* a little sheet music behind my pouting girl, and have cut out the title to the song to use . . .

So now I don't like the 3-toned paper peeling thing going on around her head.

I think I'm going to work on adding another color (or two) to the canvas, maybe use the paint or paper peeling technique and then start playing around with placement of the whole piece again.

I did mention that nothing is glued down yet didn't I? Uhhh, with the exception of that first head. (smiles)

HEY, there's no bird in this collage! Yet

Update later in the day. Gotta go start Season 5 of The Shield now!


mystele said...

oh, i like this!!! i love the contrast of the pouting with the high heels! also, i LOVE the torn paper look. could you do the same thing to the music???

Anonymous said...

That is SO cool! I want to learn to do this style of art but unfortunately...I don't know where to begin! I read a great tutorial on a site and have primed and painted several pages to get started on. Did you find the complete Shield on cd or is it a mail club? I LOVE Vic Mackey, also! Gina

ps what happend to Shane when he took some of the money train and bought his girlfriend a car...That was the last we saw, or was it when Their boss ran for mayor and had" problems"...Help!, LOL!

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry to be such a nuisance, but how did you get her on the sheet music!? This is my problem...I work and think from the image to the background and not in the reverse. I do a lot of ripping up and re arranging. I have that liquitex gloss gel because they do not sell Golden here...what do you use it for? You can beat me back if you like, I apologize for the 10,000 emails, lol...

Sherry Goodloe said...

Mystele: Yep, that's what I think I'm going to do with the music. I'm thinking of using some gesso (just a bit!) to tie all of my background elements together as well

Gina: She's not on the sheet music yet. Nothing is pasted down. I'm still in the *auditioning* stages (smiles)

Gaby Bee said...

I really love your collage. Adorable!
I wish you the best of days and a great upcoming weekend.

JoAnnA Pierotti said...

Love this so much!! Sorry for taking so long to check it out. I would love to feature this on our website. If you agree, could you send me a jpeg via email? and I'll link you with your name.
joanna..thanks for sharing