Sunday, January 11, 2009

Collaged ATC Background

I was inspired recently by an article in Cloth Paper Scissors magazine. I am too lazy to go downstairs and search through the 100's of magazines laying around, so I can't name the artist. How 'bout tomorrow. Ok, that said, I followed the Artist's technique in which she collages and paints her backgrounds. Here is what I came up with using her style. First, I laid out the paper until I liked the layout. Took a digital photo of it in case Buddy Guy or PT jumped up on the table and walked through my carefully designed layout. Who am I kidding, I can't remember shit with this whole menopause thing happening. The photo was strictly for my benefit. Wow, confession is good for the soul. Oh, I digress. So Here is the initial layout:

Then I glued using PPA:

Here is the final composition:
Next step, glued on some rice paper and napkins:
After PPA dried I dry brushed some buff colored cheap acrylic paint all over:
After I seal it with some gel medium, I will cut it for ATC backgrounds. If it was on stretched canvas, I think it would make the beginnings of a very interesting collage! There is always next time!


  1. Oh yeah, that would make a REALLY nice background for a collage piece! However, it will make some nice atc backgrounds as well. I Love it!

  2. Gorgeous background piece Susan!

  3. Love the technique, Susan. Turned out gorgeous.

  4. Really lovely on its own.

  5. Hi Susan,
    I too have a lot of the 'menopause shit' happening lately!! You made me giggle! So glad your secret little parcel arrived - I wanted to suprise you, that's why i didn't say a thing!
    So pleased you liked it - It's been hectic around here lately... I will email if i get a chance soon! xo