Thursday, April 17, 2008

Affirmations Collage

I have recently joined a swap on a friend's art blog. The project was to make an 8x10 collage on canvas board that included at least two affirmations.. Marilyn had become interested in several recent articles in Cloth,Paper ,Scissors by artist Kelly Rae Roberts. The collages created in the articles had a very interesting background technique that combined printed papers with paint. Kelly Rae also uses women's figures in most of her work but I wanted to branch off on my own at that point. Here is what I created for the collage. We were to use any media we desired just stay within the size parameters and include at least two positive affirmations.
This is the background for my collage, my take on the Kelly Rae Roberts method.
Below is the finished collage.

I used a reed placemat that I painted for the sunflower center, fabric/paper that I outline stitched for the petals, paint scraped collage for the stem and leaves , tree branch and bird. The Affirmations that I included were, "Sing your own Song", Nurture Your Inner Child" and "Turn Your Face to The Sunshine And You Will Not See The Shadows."

This shot shows some of the detail in the scraped paper and the fabric/paper as well as the placement of two of the Affirmations.

I enjoyed creating this piece and I have had several offers to buy similar pieces!!!

6 comments:

Evidence of an Artistic Life said...

Love this!!!! Terrific job!!!! What a wonderful swap!!
hugs, chris

Jacky said...

Elizabeth I love your "take" on the Kelly Rae Roberts technique!!!
Beautiful colours and you know I always love those birdies.
Mine collage is finished and on its way to Marilyn, take a peek at my blog if you want to see it.
I cant wait to see what all the others make too....

artisbliss said...

This is really nice. I like the buttons in the flower center and the music notation petals especially.

Marilyn Rock said...

Fantastically awesome!! I really love what you did with your affirmation collage. Love the colors; all of it! Your affirmations are marvelous, too! I look forward to it arriving at my door :)

Dianne said...

I love this so much!! The flower is beautiful.

Scrappy Cat said...

I love this!!

Cheryl

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