Create this easy photo-paper artwork easily and quickly.
This vivid, colorful piece, below, reminds me of a billboard with layers and layers of posters that have been partially stripped off. Décollage comes from the French word décoller (take off, unstick). In art, we refer to décollage as a technique based on the appearance of advertisements peeled from billboards. The result leaves fragments of papers and the layering of previous papers.
|Collage, Copyright Paula Guhin|
I used discarded, glossy photo prints, and tore the edges so white would show.
TIP: If you don't care for the white accent, use a designer marker to color the edge!
My advice? Audition assorted prints and their colors, shapes, lines, and visual textures until you find a combination that POPS! My limited color scheme, above, did it for me.
I used an enlargement as my background, adhering the torn strips to that.