Hello! I am here today to share with you an online mixed media course which I've joined which is 'Collages' by Daria Pneva. Just click on the link to go to the details. It is in Russian but you can easily translate it into your language using Google Translate to translate the page.
The videos of the course are in Russian too, but I found it quite easy to understand what was happening as I've done part of a similar type course in English before. Anyway, I am joining this to practice more and get more useful tips.
So, I have got to the first stage of my first two collages. The first one started out life like this:
Bit of a mess! I used scraps of papers and stuck them to chipboard, so it has curled a bit. I will have to straighten it out from the back when I have finished.
Here I have got to the end of the first stage, using paints and will form the foundation to my piece.
I have absolutely no idea where this is going! Another close up.
Onto the second collage, which I like a lot better I think, mainly as I prefer the colours more.
For this one I worked on a piece of Claudine Hellmuth sticky-back canvas. This curled quite a bit as I worked and it was only when I had got to this stage that I stuck it down onto apiece of chipboard. It now lies nice and flat, so I think I prefer this method rather than the direct to chipboard.
This piece started out like this, before adding paint:
Some close ups. I've used mainly Ranger ~ Paint Dabbers and PaperArtsy ~ Fresco Finish Paints.
I've used a Prima ~ Bark stencil to add the gold paint.
Thanks for looking.