I found this bunch of old photos, some from the 1920's and 30's, a few from the 50's in a thrift shop. Each photo is marked at least $1 but I bought the bunch for $5. I like to use the actual photo in the collage, not a photo copy.
The theme for this one is the wild west. The background paper is a stock sheet from the railroad. I thought the baby looked like he was wearing a cowboy hat.
Rose petals. I've never used them with wax before so don't know how they will look waxed up.
Friendship is the theme of this one.
I will glue the collages onto these pre-stretched canvases using both wax and glue.
I just lay out a whole bunch of papers, pictures and objects and let them sit for a few days to see if they gel. I move things around and play. Even after I arrive at a final arrangement it never looks the same when I glue it up.
Closeup of the photo for Paris and piece of a post card showing Notre Dame. Of course this little girl is from the US but let's pretend she is from France. I still need the crock pot to melt the wax and then I can start making them.