Friday, 18 March 2011

The Collage Box

As a little girl I used to love swaps!  As I didn't have any brothers or sisters, it meant I relied on friends or school to be able to swap things. I remember having treasure boxes of 'jewels' and cards that I would swap with others and it wouldn't stop there, there were dolls clothes, my clothes, accessories etc.  What fun!  So when I discovered Lawendula I was very happy indeed.  I have participated in one paper swap already (photos to come hopefully as my swap partner has had a few problems so it hasn't arrived yet) and I also signed up for Collage Box 3.  It arrived this week and had all these lovely collage snippets inside.

The instructions were to take 12 or up to 20 snippets out and put the same number back out of your own supply and then make a collage with the goodies.  Here are my chosen snippets.

Here are the snippets I put into the box for others:

And here is the collage I made in my art journal:
Besides the collage elements I used a colourwash spray in teal and gold and some acrylic teal paint, having prepped the pages with white gesso to start.

This second page picks up my thoughts about all the suffering and tragedy our brothers and sisters are facing in Japan and my hopes and prayers for each one.


LaWendula said...

Great work, thank you so much for sharing! xo

Tracy said...

LOVE the scraps you've used in your art journal, Sheila! The teal color makes it all "pop"--I like that. I've been doing some art journaling this year, and really enjoying it! I like how you've used your art space to get down your feeling about Japan and what's happening there... Just so sad... But we must send positive vibes their way! :o) Thanks for sharing... Happy Weekend, my friend ((HUGS))