MIXED MEDIA --
A GRAPHIC TRANSPARENCY
A bold, high-contrast black and white photograph (without grays) is best for this method. Print the transparency.
Select text, smaller imagery, and other papers in keeping with your subject-matter. Arrange them on a sturdy background, auditioning the transparency before you glue down the background. Consider your composition.
Because a busy, dark collage beneath the transparency will be too, too much, you must lighten portions of the papers with a gesso- or pale gouache-wash, or use white pastel. Let dry. The transparency will have more graphic punch, more of an impressive effect, if the collage underneath it doesn't "fight" with it.
Use your own favorite method for attaching the transparency. Some people just glue it at the edges, while others affix it with scrapbooking findings or other means.
|From a book by Paula Guhin|