For lesson 6 from Elizabeths ~Altered Book Course~ we were asked to look at more design principles. As I am working in a timeline in my Mums book have done a collage about her training as a chef/cook after she left school in 1952 aged 16. She went to work with 2 sisters at a little restaurant locally called The Blue Door. Amazingly, after 60yrs the building looks the same, even with a blue door, though not a restaurant any longer. Anyway here is my simple collage...
I spray painted the book page to 'dim' down the wording and then covered it with some tissue paper that I got wrapped round something. Its great and I am so pleased that I saved it as it has the word 'ingredients' printed all over it!!! The retro cook & the blue plates are from The Graphics Fairy. The rest I found on Google, a thank you to whoever put the images out there! As for the principles of the design I hope I have it right...
Rythm or pattern - the words in the background, the plates & the veggies.
Movement - haha, I had a peapod falling off the table!
Repetition - has to be the veggies, words & plates again.
Contrast & Dominance - the woman really stands out in the black & is the focal point.
I expect you may be wondering why I whittered on about a blue door. Well, I sneakily made up the opposite page , not a collage & probably not meeting the remit but I needed to add it :-D Don't look Elizabeth - no proportion rules here, sorry my lovely!
The door opens to reveal a piture of my Mum when she was 16, a lucky find :-D . Please bear in mind that my Mum won't be having this book or probably see it. She just wouldn't understand what I am doing or why hahaha! Also, I shall be writing her story in it which is why there are blank areas.
Thank you for taking a look. If you are interested there is no time limit on this fabulous free course and do go & see what the others have done, HUGS xxx