Jonathan Talbot’s Collage Fusing Method
Jonathan Talbot’s collage fusing method is something I wanted to share with you in case you have not tried it. It is absolutely the best way to create very neat and smooth, wrinkle-free collages. I don’t do a lot of it with my very textured papers, but it’s a great technique.
I had the opportunity to learn this hands-on at a Jonathan Talbot collage workshop. You can use this method even if you don’t have a tacking iron, which is recommended in the instructions. I just use edges and the pointed end of a regular iron for small work. If you ever get a chance to attend one of Jonathan’s workshops, I highly recommend them.
Truthfully, there hasn’t been much art happening here today, so meanwhile I thought I’d just share this little gem of creative inspiration for you to try.
I hope to be back to normal by tomorrow. Yesterday was naturally very hard to get through, and today I spent a lot of time out in the garden with my other two dogs. The sun was bright, not a cloud anywhere, and everything is budding as if spring had already arrived. I prepared some of the raised beds for immediate planting of beets, lettuce, and English peas. The sunshine was a godsend for all of us.