Will often helps me come up with titles for work. To him, it felt like the red pieces were moving or migrating, even. Hence, the title. I’m playing with creating framing within the composition. And I’ve been saving the little blue crosses on my correspondence from Blue Cross and like them much better as little blue X’s. Sort of X marks the spot.
This is a 6in Square paper collage, again using double sided adhesive. All the papers are created or found. The speckle is a favourite, the security inside of envelopes in the post. And that little orange bit in the middle, that is actually a series of numbers with the edges muddied in photoshop and then colored. Most of the colors come courtesy of junk mail, proving again that artists see a use in junk. I’m quite happy with the over-the-top color.
Another little, 6 inches square, paper collage. It sort of feels cool in contrast to those hot red x’s, so I called it Northern Arrangement. Also done with double sided adhesive and a variety of created papers.
We’re starting 2018 with a bit of change, a new blog design. Nice and fresh and colorful. Each time you open our blog you will see something new. And we’re hoping to feature more of our artwork, but maybe just a bit at a time. This latest paper collage done with double sided adhesive is called “Contained Action” since it seemed to me to be flying bits flying around in a box of sorts. I’ve been having a bit of fun doing these, not only creating the collages but also creating the paper surfaces. Each of these little collages is about 6 inches square. So it’s tiny, but action packed. lolContinue reading “Paper Collage, “Contained Action””
LIttle scraps of paper, bits of painted paper and printed paper. And it made me think of a Room with sound moving in it. Therefore, the title. Another 6in x 6 in paper collage.Continue reading “Sound Room, another paper collage”
It’s been a very busy couple of months ending 2017. But I’m hoping to post more of our work this year starting with this little collage done with double sided adhesive. This one I call Beachy. Sort of has that feel of ocean for me.The size is quite small, about 6 inches by 6 inches (15 cm x 15 cm), but they seem to take quite a while to create. So many possibilities.Continue reading “Another little paper Collage”
I was going to post a few more of my collages today, but got fed up with Photoshop and decided to share a little view of my studio instead. We love shopping at Thrift stores and garage sales mostly because we like to be thrifty, but also because you find such unique things. You wouldn’t find this convex mirror at any department store, would you? Continue reading “My Studio Caught in Reflection”
A while ago, in another post on collage, I said that artists aren’t hoarders, we’re just collectors with a plan. Not all the paper that comes into our home leaves by way of the paper recycling bag. Paper is, after all, for collage artists, a valuable resource. So I use old envelopes to create paint patterns on and even save envelopes with that lovely security pattern on the inside, as a rather tasty texture to use in collage. Anything out of the printer is saved as well for its textural value.Continue reading “Paper Collage Using Double Sided Adhesive”
A while ago I created a mosaic from broken dishes, in a few of my favourite colours and patterns, all the pieces were Triangles.
Now we are a couple who do NOT just sit around doing only things we already know how to do. Oh no! We sit around in front of youtube and watch tutorials on things like creating seamless patterns for fabric design. And eventually we’ll manage to make a lot of designs, because it’s kind of fun. Zazzle, which is a great Print on Demand company, happen to have fabric by the yard in Print on Demand.
So, after much work and learning, we created a seamless pattern based on the above mosaic. We are rather pleased with the result. We called it Triangle Treat. We’re offering it by the yard, in Combed Cotton, and you can also order Swatches and Fat Quarters of it for the Quilters.
BTW, it’s really worth it to check out Zazzle and get on their email list because they are constantly having sales. Check out a little sample of what we have on Zazzle in our Zazzle shop page, where you can click directly to the shop itself.
Summerhouse Art has 2 Etsy shops and it just seemed right that we have a Summer Sale in both of them.
Our FoundMadeArt shop has a selection of driftwood and beach pottery jewelry, just right for summer, don’t you think? All pieces are 20% off until Sept. 10. This is jewelry that not only looks good on a summer day on the beach, but the driftwood and beach pottery was collected right here on the beaches around Victoria, all handmade by Will Bushell.
Our other and most recent shop, FoundMadePrint, is also having a Summer Sale, 30% off until Sept 10. Here we have a nice selection of Instant Downloadable Prints of photos of the beach ( of course, where else to be in the summer),
some artsy shots of classic cars, another summer fave,
as well as instant download prints of drawings and collage done by us, Will and Helen Bushell.
We hope you are enjoying this summer, taking some time out and enjoying yourselves.
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