Jasmine made a collage I just loved at our craft-a-palooza last December, and I have been wanting to try it myself. I have pondered and wondered what I should do. Finally this week, with the help of a friend (thanks, Alisa), I made a decision.
Today I will show you part 1 of the triptych (a three paneled artwork) that will hang above my mantle. I hope Jasmine doesn't mind that I am going to steal her collage for my craft.
So... I decided to have 3 collages with a branch crossing all three. I may put a bird on the branch of the last one. For the first panel, I used all black and white prints from magazines for the background. I used Modpodge to adhere them to a 12" x 12" flat canvas.
I told my printer to print it on multiple pages (3 x 3). If that doesn't work for you, you can crop out sections of the picture one at a time and use the Paint program to make them the size you want.
I carefully dabbed on the paint and let it dry. I added a quick coat of Modpodge over the paint. I carefully removed the stencil and did some touch up. It isn't perfect, but I like it!
Stay tuned. Next week I will show the finished triptych.