C O L L A G E
Wonderful medium ~ collage
I've made these little 8 x 10" collages specifically for greeting cards.
The background of the collage starts with a canvas board, pages from
old books, hymnals, and stamped with acrylic paint.
Because they are small, I am able to use the scraps of collage ephemera
that I have accumulated over the years. The colorful border at
the bottom is collaged fabric, also saved scraps.
The blue birds were a resident of my sketchbook.
I trimmed the extra paper and collaged them here.
Once I am satisfied with the collage, I scan it to my computer and
add the text. I save the collage and text as a JPEG file and send it to an
on-line company to make a 4 x 6" photo print.
Double sided tape is the secret ingredient.
I tape the photo print to a blank purchased card with matching envelope.
The photo prints are the perfect option for me, since
I do not own a professional color printer.