Friday, December 2, 2016
The Collage is Next
The surfaces I'm using for these pieces are 6" x 6" cradled wood panels from DickBlick.com. I've sprayed them with white interior wood primer then lightly sanded them. I'm using similar elements for all the collages: the drawing which I've torn from the paper, a piece of text that I wrote in pencil about the animal, "kraft" tissue paper with dragonflies, pieces of maps, and other decorative papers from tisuue papers, paper bags, or magazines. Oh, and also vintage gold or silver foil star stickers.
I used Liquitex matt gel medium for my adhesive, and I coat over the top of the elements as well as underneath them so that when I'm done with the collage, there is a coat of gel medium over the entire surface.