Painting is just another way of keeping a diary. ~Pablo Picasso

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.

Front of book-box

Back of book-box

My brother receiving the book-box for his birthday, with some surprises inside.

 

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.

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Comments on: "Collages on different media" (2)

  1. Crystalee said:

    Oh, the book came out really well! I’m super impressed.

    • pigeonpeanuts said:

      Thank you! I think my brother liked it. Inside I put little composition books and fancy roller ball pens!

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