Sunday, 4 April 2010

THE MAGIC OF COLLAGE ON CANVAS TAGS

I am drawn to collages on support surfaces like stretched canvass or simply plain canvas sheets. You do not have to be an artist or to know how to draw to create collages.  You only need to open your imagination and let yourself be free to experiment new things, play with it and soon you will be having a lot of fun. A collage is an artist composition of several  materials like paper, cloth or wood, all glued on a surface to create a piece of artwork.

Recently I got hold of a ring of 6 pieces  large canvas tags. It is exciting as I have never tried creating on canvas sheets what more a tag !.  With a theme in mind I desired to do a collage incorporating one or two other techniques.
Here it is..............................
INSPIRED BY MY GARDEN
Started  with a light turquoise blue colour wash using drops of  FW acrylic paint  sprayed with lots of water. Allow to dry and then did an  image transfer  using masking tape on a vintage paper  as it will allow the background to show through.  I think transfer  is a great way to create more depth and interest in collages.More layers are glued to embellish the layout.


 
"GARDENS ARE TO BE SHARED".
     ~ anonymous

4 comments:

Shaz said...

I love this tag.. love collages too!

Toh Ee said...

Many thanks Sharon, trying out collages, quite fun putting layers after layers and the end result is superb - there is depth! Cheers!

Chowchow said...

I love this one Toh Ee - very original.

Toh Ee said...

Thanks Michelle, this canvas tag is one of my favourite too. Always fun to play with collages.