Saturday, March 5, 2011

Amelia Was Determined To Not Fade Into the Wallpaper

Like the previous collage, this piece was a struggle. I set it aside, came back to it, set it aside - you get the idea. The cut-out had the original image of the woman hinged to the background, allowing her to be slightly lifted from the surface and for the pattern behind her to be revealed. I had done that with another piece and liked the effect, but it wasn't working for me here.

So, she was clipped off and then I went to town, adding the poem, vintage postage stamp, more layers of recycled tissue paper (yeah, saved from holiday gifts, etc.), and spattered and sponged ink. 6" x 6" on acid-free watercolor paper. {Sold}

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