Wednesday, March 16, 2011

March 16th, 2011

I have always loved to make collages. I enjoy cutting and pasting images and text from one source and making them into something new. I usually quell this urge by collecting inspirational pictures and fonts and arranging them into my "Scrapbooks"which have I blogged about in the past.

I'm finally making a line of bookmarks in this style and would like to show you some of the work and a quick look at the process.
Maybe you can try this fun and un-intimidating art!

All you need is acid-free glue, an exacto knife, a steel straight edge, a hard working surface,

 and some old magazines, books, newspapers or brochures.

After I've gathered these materials, I begin by cutting out pictures of and words of interest until I find a common theme. Then all there is to do is arrange images and start looking for things that go together!

Here is an example of a Van Gogh bookmark I made. I started by deciding that the postman would be my main picture.

 I found a part of other Van Gogh paintings to add (the flower and letter)
and a picture of a pile of books to add to his hat!

This is the finished bookmark.
What do you think?
I will print this image on a high quality 80 lb paper.

I have so much fun doing this type of art. I hope you will try your hand at collage.
I'll leave you with a few more bookmarks from my new collection!

Karen :)

Happy Day!

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