Thursday, September 11, 2014

Tea for Two by Colleen Bodvig

If you follow my personal blog, Remains of the Day, you may already know that I recently experimented with a few ways to add color to a solid image stamp (RubberMoon's Teapot and Mugs).  

Taking one of my test prints (shown above), I was inspired to create this "Tea for Two" collage:

Below are a few of the steps involved in creating the layers of this collage:

First, I used matte gel medium to glue down the tea-related dictionary clippings, then used my new paint wedge tool by Catalyst along with Golden Fluid Acrylics and Making Memories Acrylic Paint to lay down a base of color.

Next I added texture with foam stamps I created from embossing folders (the text background and mini dots shown below):

I can't seem to create ANY collage that doesn't include faux post, so using 100 Proof Press postage borders and postage paper, along with RubberMoon's "teacup bird," I created some postage stamps to add to my collage:

For the last layer, I stamped with RubberMoon's "dots & circles" and "circles upon circles" using acrylic paint...

...and then I added the postal cancellation images as the finishing touch!

I hope you have enjoyed the journey!   :-)