Here is one of the collages I’ve completed recently. Layers of paints and papers were used first to create a textured background. To add dimension, items such as cigar labels, picture frames, buttons, glass marbles, metallic string, and shells were added.
For this one, I began with a peeling paint technique, using Vaseline as a resist. Layers of paints and papers were then added on top of this initial background. Over the face of the image, I used gel medium to apply a fiber paper and give it a textured but translucent appearance. Metallic Lumiere paints and alcohol inks were drizzled on in random fashion. Dimension was added with skeleton leaves, kitchen twine, and a suede cord wrapped around the canvas.