Friday, March 27, 2015

COLLAGE OVER AN APPROPRIATED IMAGE

       Butterflies are strong metaphors for Spring, re-birth, new life.

I gave a portrait from a magazine new life as the background for this piece. I was drawn to it because of the flaming hair! I altered the paper with CitraSolv, sandpaper, and thin, watery gesso (over the features). Here's the altered paper: 


tute, how-to
This will be the basis for a mixed media work.













When the gesso was dry and the paper flattened, I adhered 5 paper butterflies in a strategic placement, as well as a tissue flower I cut from gift wrap...see it in the lower right corner. As a final step, I added a few acrylic paint accents. 
mixed-media, Guhin, collage
Another ode to Spring!
See my previous mixed-media Spring collage using CitraSolv papers at THIS POST!
Guhin


 
Guhin

6 comments:

  1. Ditto: SO COOL!

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    1. Thanks, Anon...I appreciate hearing from you again!

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  2. this turned out great. the butterflies are the perfect addition. and thanks for the citrasolv reminder - i had forgotten about that.

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    1. Rebeca, you are always kind. Thanks!

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