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."


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

  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!

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

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