Sunday, December 29, 2013

Sundays with Sandee - water paper tearing

What is collage?
Did you know that Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque launched collage into the mainstream art community in the early twentieth century? Collage is an artistic composition of materials and objects that are glued down onto a surface and it can be as formal, challenging and expressive as painting.

Today we are going to let the printed word speak for us. In other words, collect magazines and cut out words or phrases that catch your eye. I am looking for an upbeat tempo here to counterbalance our inner critic page from last week.

Once you've collected your words, study them. Look at the different types of shapes and colors. Groups similar words together, then start arranging your words around until you find an arrangement that suits you.

On my page, I used 5 words that were printed in red to grab the eye and help focus the eye to the center of the heart. 

Mt video for this piece can be found over on the Frosted Designs Blog. I hope you get a chance to play along and let your printed words speak for you. I'd love to see what you create.


Jean said...

Very cool!!!

Anonymous said...

Love this and am looking for words to cut out....which is a bit of a challenge when I mostly have flyers on hand....only so much you can do with ads for diarrhea....LOL. Love your work my friend.