Today I am offering up another inchie tutorial in honor of reaching the half way point to 1000 squares in 2007. You will get to see my "process" here, not only for squares, but hopefully you can glean some tips if you are new to collage and want to learn more. So, without further ado, here is the "artjunkgirl" method for making a one-inch collage.
First I start cutting out images that appeal to me and set them down in one area of my work surface..in this case, a "TV" tray.
No, I'm not really thinking of a theme before I start, but you can do whatever works for you. There is no "exact" science, although I will try to get as specific as I can for those of you just starting out.
So, where was I? Ok, next I pick up some pieces I think will look good as backgrounds. Nothing is off limits. Here I am using a vintage magazine. I will use the pages it for both my background and my image. So, here is what I have on the tray:
-a vintage magazine
-a good glue stick
-wax paper on work surface
-a ink pad (any color I grab from the drawer, sometimes random.)
-little sharp scissors.
-my fave beverage. a-hem.
-a pen to outline.
-a one-inch cardboard template I cut out of recycled cardboard
Then I grab one of the images I've cut out and start playing with the placement...just kinda "testing" where I think I want to glue it down on the square. (it doesn't have to be in the middle, although I prob. have a tendency to do that..).
Then I glue that baby down and start trimming around it.....
Ok, next is tidy time and I'm all done for now...wasn't that fun? Easy-peasy. I know it's small, but you get the hang of it once your spectacles adjust...Hope you liked this "loose" tutorial and that you will try some inchies or collage soon. Ta-ta for now!