Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Collages step two

I had a photo of this collage in step one A, but can't find it so here is the original pile of papers among which I chose to make the collage below.

I don't think this is finished. I also made a mistake. I wrote on it with Micron pen which is okay. But continued writing later and used another pen which blurrs when I paint over it so bluck. Not sure what to do. Could place a layer of tissue over it perhaps and redo? The photo is one of a bunch I bought in a thrift store from the 1920's.

The orginal proposed layout for the collage below.

Not sure if I'll do more tweaking of this one.

18 comments:

Lynn said...

The blurred ink does not bother me at all. I think it goes fine with the writing that is unclear anyway...adds to the oldness of the photo...timely...
both are good, the top one is my fav. I like the color too.

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Looks good to me too. I like the first one best because it does look old.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Some people make their writing blurred on their collages. I think it is coming along quite nice.

Mary said...

i always love your collages...and watching your process ;-)

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

You have a lovely sense of composition that I feel is so inviting...I like both of these collages! I hate that when things smear and I want the writing to be clear...paint over? collage paper over and write again?

sukipoet said...

Thanks all. The writing is sort of scribbling it's just I'd rather not have it smear as it does with the second pen. Thanks for your thoughts.

marianne said...

Both pages are beautiful and so is the blur, It came there for a reason and it suits the rest.
Beautiful colors. Oh how I wish I could do this.......

willow said...

I really like that crinkled stair patterned paper. Nice compostiions and textures. And, hey, I thought I was the only person on earth who said "bluck".

Wild Somerset Child said...

Lovely - pens can be such a pain; I will tell you what I do if you worry about possible blurring when over-painting: lay your paint, glaze or acrylic wax or whatever onto baking parchment and than press that over the writing. Don't rub which will smudge everything, you could roller it, but at least you won't smear it. Experiment on scrap paper and see if you like the result.

sukipoet said...

Willow, that crinkled stair patterned paper is from the inside of a cookie box!

chewy said...

Suki,
I think the blurred accident adds to the image. Like it's tear smeared from crying or sweat from working. I say leave it be and you learned a lesson about ink pens for the next time.

old pajamas said...

Didn't you mean to say that "The photo is one of a bunch I bought in a thrift store IN the 1920's?"

katie jane said...

Oh I don't know, Suki, I kind of like the blurred ink. I agree with Lynn, it kind of looks like it should be blurred. I like the overall look of the collage.

I like the blue one, too, but I'm still reserving my comment until it is finished.

layers said...

sometimes small mistakes turn out to be the best part

Mim said...

it looks like a little temple

human being said...

the blur adds to the mood...

the lower part is like a fence... and it seems as if i'm watching a dreamy world over the fence... beautiful!

soulbrush said...

nice to wake up and think' what shall i do today?' oh, i think i will do some collage. sigh.

JoMo said...

I hate it when work is blurred or smudged. For me the best thing to do is make it work, make it look purposeful, and if that doesn't feel right, cover & redo. It's looking really good so keep at it & don't give up!