It’s getting hotter outside, but we learned about collage with the coolest, Sara Pearce.
Sara talked about materials, technique, and copyright, among other things. She also challenged us to a variety of small projects, including using monochromatic materials (I was compelled to add red to my gray assignment — fail!), using only letters and numbers, and then creating something using vintage pictures and ephemera.
Here are a few helpful hints:
- Move the paper, not your cutting hand. This makes the project easier to manage.
- When cutting large pieces, cut the center parts out first. That way, the piece is less likely to fall apart.
- Glue dots aren’t just for kids! Glue aficionados agree that glue dots work. You can stick a piece together, then take it apart!
- A top coat keeps everything together and gives a nice finish. Use a variety of glues (experiment) or even varnish.
Here are some photos, courtesy Janice Kagermeier: