Monday, December 3, 2007

A booger and a collage

First, the booger... Looks real, doesn't it? Actually, it's just the reason why my big mama-jamma tape dispenser wasn't working - the hugests mono-booger I've ever seen. So what did I do? Stuck the puppy on my nose and took a picture.

Now, for the collage. I played hookie from my schoolwork tonight and made this collage. It's been a long time since I've created just to create. Tomorrow I start grading final drafts of the last paper in the semester. Liv went over to Tony's mom's house tonight so the house was quiet. I suppose a more responsible person would have gotten a head start on the grading, but I took advantage of the calm before the storm and played in my studio for a while.

This collage is a departure for me. I'm usually so much more controlled, planning out and cutting and measuring and obsessing over colors. For this collage, I just messed and played until I got a look that I liked.

The heart is chipboard with UTEE and glitter. The backdrop is layered with white feathers, with fibers wrapped around it to create a focal. The frame is painted with pink and copper paint, and then stamped with copper paisleys. The "Cherish" is actually stamped on transparency which is glued behind the second layer of the frame.

The frame for this collage started out as some dorky desk art thing from the Dollar Tree. When you unclipped the frame, all the pieces came apart. These puppies are the best value for a dollar! The dorky picture is totally separate from the chipboard frame elements. It's totally ready to be altered. I'm going to go back tomorrow and grab a handful more. Yay, cheap craft supplies!!! (Just don't go buy all of them until I get there to get the ones I want!)

1 comment:

Denise Felton said...

OMG. This is so gorgeous. The collage, not the booger.

Anne, you've GOT to make enough of these to put in the B&M shops for Valentine's Day. They will sell like hotcakes!

And...the race to Dollar Tree is ON!!!