Saturday, April 23, 2011

Collage on a smaller scale

I took a bit of a break from the larger pieces I was struggling with this week to play around with collages as gift tags. It was instantly gratifying and so much fun that I'm creating a line in a variety of shapes and sizes (these are 2.5" x 5.5" each). Like my full-size collages, each is a one-of-a-kind original made from recycled, vintage and antique papers. That's right, they are not prints or photocopies.

The base tags are trashed manila file folders cut by hand, which allows me to vary the size. Topping them off: vintage Dennison notebook reinforcements (it seems impossible to find cloth ones like these any more, so if you know of a source, please e-mail me) and vintage rayon seam binding. Now, all that's left to do is make more and come up with a clever name for the line!

1 comment:

  1. Very Cool, Sarah!

    Darn, I've thrown out SO much, but I will keep your needs in mind the next time I come across anything that I think you will recycle better than Rumpke!!!!