Monday, July 25, 2011

Collage class...

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The other weekend I went up to Frenzy Stamper in Scottsdale to
take a class with Cindy Kovack that was called Fractured Masters.
It was definitely a new style for me and at first I thought it would
be easier than it was. We were told to pick a focal image from a
whole pile of images that Cindy had brought for us to choose from.
Her main instruction was to go with what you immediately liked,
not to think about it for too long. I found my image almost
immediately, and that guided the rest of the choices for my collage.

We had to find colours that matched our main image and then the
fun began, looking through magazines just looking for colours. I
had a couple of pictures that I used for my background and I am
sure you would never know that most of my background is made
up from photos of people who are covered in tattoo's!! The colours
in the photos really went well with my main image which is the
colour blocked picture.

When I had done most of it Cindy and I knew it needed something
else and she found the triangular image for me which I added on.
Despite the fact that I liked my choices of image and background
my main image seemed to fade into the background, so when I got
home I added black dimensional paint around it. Even that did not
seem to make much of a difference so I added white, which helped
it stand out more. 

I am not really sure if I like this piece yet. Now I know what the
process was, I think I should have perhaps made some different
choices. I am always usually someone who likes to weigh all the
options first and this time I did not, maybe that was good for 
me to get me a little out of my box :)


Netty said...

Thats a great collage. It must have taken ages to do, but so worth it. Annette x

Lori said...

Always good to get out of the box once and a while! Looks great Marlene!