July 12, 2014

Sancta Fides


We've all seen collages made in mosaic fashion from bits of colored paper and I thought I'd give it a go (granted on a small scale) using a manila tag for the base.

Because pages from inexpensive magazines are printed on very thin paper, I'd decided to use that as my source for the colored papers.

I traced the outline of a bird, then cut my shapes and pasted away. The hardest part was not the cutting but instead, choosing what colors to use and where. I now have a new found respect for collage mosaic artists because of this exercise.



I finished it off by masking, then stamping a strip from a Tim Holtz stamp (Math Border) which was embossed with a copper color. I added some book text and tinted the background with colored pencils.

I'm linking it to the Monday blog challenge at SSS for another chance to with the $50 random draw. This week's theme is "start from scratch."

5 comments:

  1. What a great idea, your magazine-collaged bird is beautiful! Thanks for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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  2. Stunning! I love the colors you placed which only enhanced your gorgeous bird! Thank you for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge!

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  3. this quite wonderful miss bee. Love to see what you come up with each week - always imaginative, inspirational and quite clever. xx

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  4. Incredible Collage -- What an amazing idea!! -- Mary Elizabeth

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