Tuesday, February 21, 2012

wall collage series

I've been teaching myself some new stuff for the last couple years and finally found a technique I really like... it's expensive to do and frustrating as hell but the result is (in my opinion) really pretty. The colors remain vibrant while the shapes and lines in the image become just a little bit muted, softer and translucent to whatever is behind them.

Due to the texture of the layers of vintage paper, it gets a gritty, grungy look with little (or big) missing chunks. It makes a mess and my hands get dirty... I like that. These were all made on small 3/8" panels so they would be easy to hang together for an art wall sort of look.

wall collage collection wall collage collection wander - a small mixed media piece lady of spain mustang motel looking up biggest little town on earth golden gate seascape

All of these were originally done on canvas and then cut and mounted on panel board. I'm slowly but surely getting a good grip on substrates are best for which techniques and am able to decide between wrapped canvas, cradled wood, or gessoed panel prior to starting each new piece. It seems like there won't ever be a point where the learning stops.

Some of these have sold, and some are still available in my Etsy shop.


  1. I absolutely love every single one!
    They leave me with a happy/nostalgic/melancholy feeling, and they make me want to roadtrip!

    You are so amazing!

  2. Love these!!!Your work is so beautiful.... Care to share the process of image transferring? I have a book, but it didn't do a very good job of explaining the process very well. I know there must be some short-cuts?

  3. Lovely. I want to buy all your things! But for that I would need money.

  4. I was so sad to see almost all of these had sold within the first day!! I hope you'll be making more in the future.

  5. These are so beautiful! I love this look - the depth and translusence are just beautiful!