Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Collaging and painting

So yesterday I started collaging backgrounds to paint on..


this one is made from paper and pattern paper...glued together with gel medium...




It started out to be a possible birthday present for a friend...or something i could make a print of for her birthday...however i dont know if i can part with The Green Angel...I totally wiped out the wonderful papers that I collaged...sigh oh well...



Shes painted with acrylic paints...stamped with painted bubble wrap, dry brushed with golden iridescent gold and then paint was scraped on it with a credit card and finally i painted a stamp with words and stamped it...Now she needs some stuff glued to her...then i guess shes done...but who knows as long as the paint is out...shes fair game:>

It does look TOO Much like Kelly Rae Roberts stuff whose book i had just read..though i was NOT looking at it...sigh...oh well its practice right?!



So I started three more today...they take a while to dry in between them.....This is the collaged background for the next one...its 8"x10"



Still needs some more work on the shoulder area of the blonde...but i do like this..they look sweet...theres a photo transfer of my dad and grandparents in the top left...and i stenciled alot of pale barely blue stuff all over them and of course stamped it with that bubble wrap..too much fun!!




So this one is seven friends...i know i have a picture of the collaged background prepaint..but where??

I am going to paint my poor chewed up Merrill Mary Janes on this one..they were my favs..till bella gnoshed on them this morning ...guess she thought three years was enough?? On the other hand i do like it like it is...i started picking up random scraps and gluing them down..then i overpainted them with a very pale pink and gold

8 comments:

Judys Fiber Art said...

I enjoyed seeing your process. I am experimenting with mixed media collage on fabric. It is really trial and error.

jen said...

Love the KP label in the bottom background photo!

Kay Koeper Sorensen said...

They are WONDERFUL!
Although you may think they look like Kelly's work, they have YOUR signature for sure.

Gisela Towner said...

Maggie, these are lovely! I'm all about the textures and it looks like these have plenty of that -- I zoomed in to really get a good look. The one with the 2 young ladies is just brilliant!
I would love to see these in person.

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

These are wonderful! What is the base- batting? Are they going to be art quilts? Your faces are very charming and original.

Karoda said...

I forget that the papers will be covered up and are there only to create texture and depth. I love what you're doing with these.

Wen Redmond said...

WOW Thats' really cool. I love how the background becomes part of the painted pictures. Unique!

Iris Simmons said...

Maggie, I think that they are just wonderfully exciting and creative. Isn't that what it's all about. I just love them.

Iris in Wilmington,NC