I am late posting this month (only by 3 days but I hate it) and our theme for the collages was treasure. I wanted to create something less obvious than buried or materialistic treasures so I have created the following collages around the phrase "one mans trash, is another mans treasure"
Fittingly, I used all found epherma from my stash for these - no new materials allowed!
For Better, For Poorer
-paper, embroidery & photoshop
These stitched diamonds come from a university project I did on magpies and luck. I layered them with scans and photocopies of letters and jewellery. I love the old tin cans from the newlywed photo and the whole bohemian vibe.
- spray paint, embroidery, cellophane, paper & photoshop
Again, the stitched rings are form the same project on luck. I layered these with a spray painted stencil I created during a workshop on stencilling and then recipes (trash! Treasure!) some inky paper from my art journal and finally; the peacock. All of these colours compliment one another perfectly and it made me think of being a peacock among pigeons.
- paper, paint, stamps & photoshop
The phrase " one mans trash is another mans treasure" seems most fitting to me, in the realm of shopping. I love vintage and charity shops and the search for treasure, a bargain and something unique!
Novembers theme for college club is junk mail. I'll see you at the end of the month to share my collages on that subject!