Prompt - mandala. I have never been a fan of mandalas so this was a challenge for me. I used punches to cut shapes out of magazine pages. Some of them are layered. I put the tiny star shapes on top of some of the circles and also used them for the centers of the orange flowers shapes around the edge. The centerpiece is two cut out stars over a circle cut out. I used a little white pen to add some extra details. The hardest part was gluing down all the pieces.
Prompt - alphabet. I was making soup last week so the idea of alphabet soup popped into my head. I cut a picture of soup from a magazine and put it onto a plain background. The letters were added with rub-ons. I did color some of the letters with marker to make them look like they were in the soup.
Prompt - The Beatles. I scanned a strawberry painting I had done years ago and printed it out several times. I cut out the strawberries and glued them to the card.
Prompt - toy camera. I imagined the photos you might see taken with a toy camera. I used magazine images to make the pictures and added childlike writing.
Prompt - paisley. This is probably my least liked textile pattern. I think it has to do with the paisley quilt I had as a child. I kept this card simple and used scrapbook paper and letters. Another thing gone from my stash.
No prompt for this one. I just felt like doing a torn collage landscape. I have been using an old Somerset Studio magazine for most of my collage this week. It is great to get pieces of paper that look like I have painted them. I colored the edge of the torn paper with a brown watercolor crayon, it helps tie the whole thing together.
Prompt - magenta. I tore out petals and centers from my magazine. To get the petal shape I tore around my finger at the top and then tore the sides in a bit. For the centers I used a pencil to draw an oval on the back and tore along the line. I added a little fine-liner around the centers and for the border. Simple but interesting to look at. I may turn this one into a series of journal pages in different colors, it is my favorite type of collage.
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