Colorful Collage Makeover

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Posted on Mon, 13 Jun 2011 5:28 AM
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In this episode I re-work an old collage into a new one using brighter, bolder colors and different materials. Some of the materials used for this project include:

  • Old, ugly collage on a 12x12 canvas
  • Gel medium
  • Acrylic paint
  • Portfolio brand oil pastels
  • Scrap paper
  • Stencils
  • Sharpies
  • Paint brushes
  • Paper towels
  • Heat gun
  • Lace
  • Tissue paper
  • Stewart Gill paint
  • Black and white images
  • Makeup sponges
  • Scissors

About 1 1/2 years ago I made these darker collages while in a class. I spent quite a bit of time on them but never really fell in love with them. Then, a while back I found them again and decided to see what I could do with them. Having used Portfolio brand oil pastels in a class a few months ago, I decided to use these to brighten up my collage. After completing the first one I continued on the complete the other one that I had attempted at the same class.

Before

After

 

In this series of photos you can see one of the collages at the beginning and middle stages. The last photo is the same collage. I just collaged and painted over it!