Thursday, October 28, 2010
GPP Crusade No. 45 - Back to Back
Psalm 139 in the white areas with a Sharpie Pen.
This is a collage I developed from more black and white copies of the same journal page. I saw a heart in a tree. I used Derwent Graphitint Pencils to define the heart and branches. A damp paint brush intensified the color. Then I cut out the design. On another page, I randomly stencilled flowers with Distress Ink. Then I cut the page into strips. On a third copy, I added blue distress ink and used this page as my base. The other prepared papers were adhered to the base as well as a strip of music. More Graphitint Pencil was added to accent the edges.
This collage was a big departure for me. What I like is that by using the same original paper, there is unity. By altering each sheet differently, I created variety. Putting them together was more interesting than each one on its own.
Added later... I forgot to mention that I was inspired by Diane to create this layout. Go check out her blog post here.
I may add journal to this or play with adding digital text layers. But I'm running out of month and it's time to get this challenge posted. Check in at the GPP Street Team page here.
I've had some comments about my choice of grey tones instead of the original color. That was not my original intent. I was having technical difficulties with my scanner/copier. I decided to make lemonade out of my lemons...