Monday, September 22, 2008

Welcome Fall

Fall arrived today. Today is also the day I decided to devote to creating. Inspired by fall leaf printed paper (above), I completed a sketchbook collage and played around with a new idea for my fall collection: a brooch (or should it be a pendant?).

I realize this is my first sketchbook collage since spring. I apologize for the delay but have been putting off working in my sketchbook. I am hoping fall brings more inspiration. This latest one (above) was created by using the patterned leaf paper plus red and yellow papers for the background. The image in the foreground was taken from an old page-a-day calendar.

Finally, as I mentioned above, I am experimenting with new products for my etsy shop. This is my first try at creating a brooch (although it could also be a pretty pendant). Again I used the fall leaf paper and glued it to a 1 3/4" round wooden disk. Then I layered it with red and yellow paper and glossed the entire disk before gluing it to a pin post. Let me know what you think.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Frame it Up

Framing a piece of art makes it seem complete. Recently, I found an inexpensive frame and decided to mount and frame one of my first pieces. It was a special work to me, because it was my first piece featured in the National Collage Society's Annual Postcard exhibition.

Here it is before:

..........and after: