I Think I Dreamed It
This is the latest in a series of collages that I’ve been creating from painted magazine pages. There still are more floating around in my imagination, or in my dreams. I love how these pages take on a new life almost like magic with just some streaks and smears of paint.
But right after I created this collage, I couldn’t stop. I began to mix some of my painted deli wrap papers and and assortment of other painted papers with the magazine pages and got some very exciting and promising results. I kept going, and before I knew it it was time to shut down for the day and make dinner. There’s always something to spoil my fun.
Here’s a peek at some of the more colorful ones I’ve been working on. I hope you enjoy this change of pace!
This one is done exclusively with the painted deli papers. I like their translucency and softness.
The next one is made up of a whole assortment of smallish scraps of painted papers. The overall gradient rose and orange background is a piece from a magazine page that was painted over lightly with some white brush strokes, plus a few squiggles with an ebony pencil.
There are more of these to come with lots of contrasting color and pattern. I still lean toward the muted color, rough texture, organic feel, and limited palette. But the more colorful ones are a fun way to keep things interesting.