I needed a break from cows and had a vision to try a mixed media or paper collage. I knew I had things tucked away in the closet, collecting dust so I brought them all out - canvas board, decoupage glue, tissue paper, oil pastels, metallic acrylic paint, shimmer/glitter mediums and lots of scraps of patterned scrapbook paper.
The term collage derives from the French "colle" meaning "glue". It is work made from an assemblage of different forms, creating a new whole. A collage may include newspaper clippings, ribbons, bits of colored or hand made papers, portions of other artwork, photographs and other found objects, glued to a piece of paper or canvas.
After checking out my supplies, I decided to use origami paper. As this was something I did not have much of, off to the store I went - turns out it's not cheap! The papers are all so beautiful and the vision I had was coming to life just looking at the paper...
While working on my project, that vision changed a bit but I continued and when finished, I am quite happy with the results!
“Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.” Mary Lou Cook
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