In moving ahead with our first presentation of "CP Creative Weekly", today's collage-centered designs go from simple, to expert, in a matter of seconds. There's something for everyone!
"I gotta say, I googled "collage" to see what popped up, and there are many versions of it, including mine. I chose the simple route. The page features Paper Heart's patterned paper and chipboard. I'm obsessed with the collection and having difficulty letting it go. I plan to hoard the rest! Because I desired for the page to include lots of color, I chose to go with a circle (pie chart) collage made from slices of patterned paper. I love the way it turned out! Plus, February is a special month for my hubby and me because it's our anniversary month. The page is simple and clean, just the way I like it!"
"When I began to think about what I was going to do to focus on collage, the words 'shabby chic" sprung to mind. I decided to create a shabby background for a set of cards. To do this, I used several sheets of Random's patterned paper, including pinks and greys. I tore squares from them in different shapes and sizes, and then adhered them to a sheet of cardstock, layering pieces as I went. After I had all my pieces in order, I brushed on some gesso. This 'whitewashed' the papers, but still allowed the patterns and colors to show through a bit. Once dry, I cut the cardstock into 3" x 5" panels. Finally, the fun began! I embellished each card with a punched border of Vintage paper, and I used the border stickers, phrase stickers, chipboard accents, buttons and stand-outs as needed. Doilies and a few gems finished the cards off and further added to the shabby chic look! The collage background is the perfect base for the cards, and I'd consider using the technique again."
"Before the subject of collage presented itself, I hadn't heard of the technique before. I immediately was taken by surprise when I looked it up! I took to it quickly because it opens up a whole new area of creative opportunities. So, for me, collage invoked immediately, an accumulation of small pieces of paper in many colors and pattern styles. For my layout then, I chose a dozen of Crate Paper's patterned papers and accent cards and placed them throughout the background. In unifying them, I did some sewing and applied torn strips of washi tape in differing locations. I then added ribbon and crocheted flowers. Unlike a few of the girls here, I dared not to paint because it scares me a little, and also, I didn't want to impede upon the idea of collage from the perspective of patchwork."
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