Friday, November 28, 2008

Collage Fun

I listed this happy little gecko in my shop yesterday. It is pure collage and was pure fun to make. I cut the gecko out of watercolor paper that I painted, embellished him with gold foil diamonds, and glued him onto a background of oriental and painted watercolor paper. A few punched out dots and two pieces of gold thread complete his home. Click here to purchase. Collage has to be one of the easiest and most fun ways to make a piece of art, journal page, or gift card. It's really playing with papers. Cutting, arranging, gluing. It's something most of us did in preschool or we enjoy with our children today. Collage can be a very "green" activity as you can re-use papers from everywhere. This year I'm challenging myself to make all my Christmas gift tags "collaged" from re-used paper sources.

Not much else to say this morning except to remind all of you that commenting for my holiday giveaway ends this Saturday at midnight. Leave your comment on my post "A Holiday Giveaway for You" and you have a chance to win "Snow Day" one of my original mixed media paintings. I'll announce the winner on Monday December 1st. Hmmmmm, how fast is this year flying by??