Friday, January 09, 2009

doodling with collage

collage and mixed media, Vivien Blackburn

An experiment with collage. I had some lovely marbled paper that a gift had come in and decided to use it as the start of a small image in my little leather bound sketchbook with the hand made paper.

There are 2 pieces of marbled paper, selected for the shapes printed. I then used coloured pencils, felt pen and a little biro to match colours and extend the swirls, adapt them and add the rocks and sea - I may adjust it slightly yet,

You can see more collages of mine here.

A friend mentioned that it reminded her of those dress prints of the 1960s! it does have that feel doesn't it?

5 comments:

Robyn said...

Isn't it amazing that the marbled paper has perspective! I actually thought you must have made the paper because I remember you were talking about it last year. If I get back into the print studio, I'm thinking it would be a fun way to use up left-over ink.

vivien said...

I chose the bits I used carefully to get that perspective :>)

I want to make some marbled paper myself - I've promised one 'hard work' (for me! because he doesn't work) student that he can do some marbling later in the term IF he works hard in between - I could then do some as well!

Jeanette said...

That paper is perfect! It fits beautifully into this wonderful scene.

I'm going to play around a little with some lino prints this weekend. Using them on printed paper could give unique results and I was given some exotic paper this Christmas...

vivien said...

that sounds interesting Jeanette :>)

vickiandrandyrossart said...

really nice. before I read your descriptions of it, I thougt...looks just like marbeled paper! Good job!