I have been experimenting with putting my collages directly onto different media. Except for the plaque, which I just used a glue stick for (why it’s wrinkly), the collages were adhered with YES! Paste and then covered with Mod Podge. I used a sponge applicator. Here are some of the results thus far (click on image to see larger):
1. Book-shaped Box– As a base, I first lay down pages from actual old books that I found on the streets in New York City. One is in French, one in German, and one in English. The text I chose to show is significant (der vagabund, amours de poetes). I added images from nature and words about a life story. I gave this to my brother for his birthday.
2. Oval wooden plaque– This is a self-portrait of sorts. It pays homage to my skatergirl side. I hadn’t figured out the adhesive yet so it’s a bit wrinkly. My photo is a part of it.
3. Picture frame– this frame is for the reluctant rocker, the person who is automatically the center of attention, but doesn’t necessarily want it that way.