Monday, May 24, 2010

Collage Teleclass

I just finished my very first Collage Teleclass and I loved it!
Sarah from Make Great Stuff and the brain behind the 20 minute club, asked a few of her R&D team members to beta test a teleclass for her and I was one of the lucky testers.

The class was about 2 hours long which to me was perfect. She started by explaining about the teleclass technology and then about how she would conduct the class. Then we were rolling.

I had 3 collage bases out but only got to work on two, I have discovered that I am big surprise there. We started by "getting rid of the white" which works well for me b/c I would not have liked anything if the background was white.

The two background options I went for were Tim Holtz distress inks stamped direct to paper and then blended by spraying water and acrylics put on the paper using a brayer. I was not happy with the Tim Holtz bakcground so I ripped up book print that I had used the Tim Holtz distressing inks on and glued them over the majority of the collage.

Sarah then gave us prompts they were:

For my top piece I dripped Alcohol ink Layered (I considered the book print a layer) the number 5 is a stencil that I traced on originally and painted green. Connect, I completed sentences between the book print all the way across the page. Erase, I did not like my green number 5 so I erased it by covering it with the stencil and painted it gold. Stamped the butterfly and added the word Free for the text.

For my second piece (which I do not like as much) I dripped wax layered with a collage image. The number 5 is represented by the 5 close pins. I connected the close pins with the bronze floss. for Erase I covered up the right hand side of the collage and i used gesso around the mini clothes pins I stamped some text on the right hand size and for text i used a few rub-ons.

I am very please with my top collage. Neither collage do I consider finished and I can't wait to get back in the studio and add to them.

If you ever get a chance to take one of Sarah's classes I highly recommend it. I learned a lot about myself and what I like about my art.

1 comment:

Sarah Bush said...

Gorgeous palette of colors on both--very subtle and sophisticated. I also love how you use and balance texture in both collages. I can't wait to see what you do next. Thanks for being such an awesome beta tester!