Well, I always assume that everyone knows exactly how I do what I do and that is why I think what I do is not so special. So I will let you know about a few little tidbits about my method.
I love working on wood because it is a nice smooth service and really takes the abuse of my collages..... that said , it makes the pieces heavier and more costly to ship. A lot of my work has a collection of paper in it...... I like organized chaos. I like to have the craziness of many mismatched papers in the nice neat frame of a subject ( does that make sense?). I love to tint the papers with paint and oil pastels are a must ( love love love them). I used to use only matte gel medium. It is heavy and really bonds well ( very expensive ). I have recently switched to Modge Podge and ....... I really love it. I seal all my work with a Satin Varnish ( 2-3 coats ). I like to use real brushes to glue things down , not the foam brushes . I frame most of my pieces with vintage paper, maps or my favorite ...... telephone pages. I love collage because you really can never make a mistake , it is unpredictable and I am always pleasantly surprised by the outcome....... and if you do not like it , you can glue right over it!
Below are some new little bird Oval collages. I am going to take better pics tomorrow and have them in my shop by the evening ( finally some attention to my neglected little shop!) . I think they would be really cute hanging from nice ribbon.
Well another busy day tomorrow. I am playing tennis in the a.m. , and watching the kids field day around noon. Hopefully the afternoon will be open for some creative time!
Talk to you soon,