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9th Annual Art-a-Day Challenge, January 2017!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Collage



I see that a few posts show up here now and then so I thought I'd share what I've been doing. In January I wanted to try collage but didn't quite get to it - now I have. I've made several and just finished this one as a gift for my mother-in-law's birthday.

It's on an 11x14 canvas with acrylic paint, crackle medium, layers of sheet music, magazine horse photos, and text and drawings from a 1952 kids book about a pony (she's a horse lover). There's even a picture of her with her horse in the lower right corner. To add dimension I added the 2 terra cotta stars wrapped in wire, the beads strung on wire and the lasso knot of wire in the upper left. All in all I quite like it and loved the process of creating it for her.

3 comments:

Felicia Follum said...

I have never really done much collage, but I like that you used it as a gift idea. I think I might have to try that. I also like how professional this one looks...Great work!

Whimsical Folk Art Blog said...

it is very nice...love the colors and movement.

BellaVida said...

Very beautiful!