A layout can be a source of tremendous opportunity for the delivery of collage. We touched on this very topic yesterday, and are continuing with it today. Though, this time, think about the varied ways in which you might go about the subject on your own scrapbook pages. Are you a simple scrapper that works exclusively with just a few sheets of paper and one or two embellishments? Or, are you more the layered type that can't step away from outputting collage, after collage, after collage? Both styles leave open the door to combining an assortment of elements, it's just a matter of figuring out what works for you!
My version of collage is to establish various papers and embeliishments on top of paper, freely, and to make art from it - in doing so, I leave ample opportunities for having fun, and forgo all rules! Well, almost all of them - one idea that might help you in going the direction of collage is to create with a single, unifying color. I went with a bit of sunshine, Yellow! :)
I looked up the definition of collage before starting my layout and I immediately thought of a grouping of something. When I finally sat down to create the layout, it was around my daughters birthday and I just had so many thoughts "flying" around in my mind about her, and the young lady she's becoming. I was stuck for a while trying to decide on what I wanted to create, though I hit upon the idea of "thoughts" and "flying". So, I cut several butterflies from the Paper Heart & Farmhouse collections and kept within the same color family. I then grouped them together to represent the many thoughts that fly across my mind.
With the focus of "Collages" this week, I had a fun time creating my layout - experimenting with different textures. For me, when I think of collages, I tend to think of a project that has a mix of textures and elements. And to replicate that feeling, I couldn't resist including a bit of lace, a few misted doilies, some shiny buttons, dimensional chipboard, and a couple of random drops of mist, here and there.