Thursday, July 29, 2010

The Question

This is the last in my series of red collages for the month of July.

I like how this one turned out, because I had been struggling with the composition. It wasn't until I decided to shift everything just so, that it all turned out. Don't you love happy accidents?

Next month, stayed tuned for a new theme...

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Red Hearts

My latest collage in red was quite a challenge. But not for the reasons you may assume.

Instead, it was simply that I have so few scraps of red and they are all pretty much the same shade of red. Then I realized that most shades of red are the same, because it they were any lighter then they would be pink or orange!

So, I had a brilliant idea to break up all the reds so the collage didn't appear, well monochromatic. I took a piece of tissue paper and glued it to the top of my all-red collage composition. Then I used a gel medium to adhere it so that it became transparent in spots. I must say that I am pleased with the result and think this may be favorite red collage so far!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Cherry Red

This is my latest "red" collage. I combined 2 different shades of red paper and separated them with a torn piece of cherry printed paper. I thought the apple was a nice touch that added a visual contrast to the piece.

On a side note, is it me or is red one of the most difficult colors to capture digitally?

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Red Hot

It’s the six month mark for my collage challenge. I am half way done and still have a half a year to go. This month, instead of just showing you the collage I created, I am also going to give you a glimpse into my creative ideas for the rest of the month.

I bet you can guess from the title what this month’s theme is. If you said, “the color red,” then good for you! You got it right. For the rest of the month, I’ll be focusing on all things red.

But first, I had to go through all of my scraps and images to collect everything and anything that contained a shade of red. Then, I assembled them all together to get a feel for the color palate.

For this first collage, I was really drawn to the scraps that I had used a punch on, because I liked the way they could overlap but also show some white space. Then I put the image of the phone in, and more punched out scraps. It didn’t seem completely finished, so I added the ladybugs as an after thought and am pleased how it all turned out. What do you think??