I recently finished a series of three 5x7 mixed media collages. (You can grab one in my shop, if you're interested.)
As I mention in the video, I started them for January's Book Club. This is what they looked like at the time of the Book Club recording:
- Don't be afraid to cover things up. The layers and the texture are still there -- just in a more subtle way.
- Learn what things make your artwork "feel right." Is it a particular color palette? Design? Pattern? You'll be more satisfied with your work once you can articulate this.
- Work in multiples. This way you can say yes to all your ideas. In addition, if you're a fast worker like me, this helps to prevent you from overworking pieces because you can jump around.
- Get some "ugly" and "plain" collage papers. If every piece of collage paper is a star then your artwork will have too many things fighting for focus.
Members have access to the real-time version of this video. Also: there's some additional footage from later sessions that I cut out of the fast forward version, which can be found in the real-time version.
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