Thursday, 8 December 2016

collage or mixed-media?

Its collage week over at The Craft Barn Blog.  This begs the question of how does collage and mixed-media differ?  Or do they?  Is mixed-media just a new term for collage???  From my understanding mixed-media is about paint and texture while collage is the rest haha!  I am probably wrong and I am sure someone will correct me please!

Anyway, enough is a little A6 book that I have altered in what I think of as collage style...

I carefully took the covers off the rings and 'collaged' them with old printed paper.  I have an old dictionary and ready reckoner that I use for these things.

I also 'collaged' some patterned paper onto some copier paper.  You could use magazines for this part.

When the covers were dry I gave them a coat of Cobalt Teal Hue and, when dry, stamped the smallest stamp from the PaperArtsy Eclectica Set (ELB16) in stazon.  A few splashes of White acrylic added a bit more interest.

Back to the patterned paper...I stamped and embossed the large flower head and stalk using some lovely white glittery powder and cut out.  These were stuck to the book cover.

I added beads and ribbon before putting the book back together.

So does this qualify as collage or mixed media or both? haha!

From The Craft Barn I used:

A6 Book
PaperArtsy Eclectica ELB16
DecoArt Cobalt Teal Hue

Thank you for popping by, its lovely to 'see' you, take care xxx

1 comment:

Mickie said...

Oh dear Karen, is that me getting it all wrong? Obviously I don't know the difference either. Blush! I do apologise but, d'you know what, whatever it is called, that is one really lovely project you have created. xx