When I was with Linda and Maggi on Tuesday we were talking about collages and sketchbooks so I thought I would post a few more of my sketchbook/collage pages for Maggi. I am very poor at keeping a sketchbook but I do keep various books of notes, images and ideas which are very scrappy and often have papers hanging out of them waiting to be stuck in. However, when I am on holiday I do enjoy pottering about in a book and making collages. Here are a few made over the last year:
The one above is similar to several I have made before on a theme of St Ives Bay and includes painted and printed papers, fabric, monoprinted tracing paper, painted paper towel, painted newsprint and tissue paper.
Above is 'You Shall have a Fishy' with the same ingredients as the one before plus sewing pattern, sisal and found grass.
This 'Fishy' one above could do with some more work. The squiggles were made as a resist of correction fluid painted over with watercolour.
Lots of transparent tissues above. The suggestion of turquoisy text showing through is the reverse of Sharpie on the previous page.
Watercolour pebbles above.
I had fun making this little collage above the other evening. It's not finished but it's based on the image on the left hand page.
The only problem with making collages is that you end up with yet more scraps of paper and fabric that you can't bear to throw away! How are you getting on Maggi?