Wednesday, June 11, 2014

A Documented Life -- It's All About the Text(ure)

The current prompt in The Documented Life Project is to include some book pages. Having just experienced the wonders of painted paper collage, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I found a photo of a pear (to go with the apple I did in the workshop) online, and spent a good part of an afternoon painting all sorts of text pages with every shade of green and yellow. You know you've gotten a lot out of a workshop when you find yourself immediately including the techniques learned in pieces done outside of the class. I found myself remembering the tips Elizabeth St. Hilaire Nelson gave us, and as a result, this page came together with far fewer problems. And I really like it a lot. Thanks, Elizabeth!


The pear is entirely made up of painted text, all torn. Elizabeth's mantra of "no scissors, ever!" kept repeating in my head. The background is mainly painted, with just a bit of paper along the sides. Next, I'd like to try an animal portrait, and then, maybe, a human. We'll see about that.

4 comments:

Elizabeth St. Hilaire Nelson said...

Eileen, what a wonderful job you did on this! Fantastic. You are an excellent student. How did the birds come out?

Marva said...

oh this is awesome!!!!

Lori said...

Wow, just read the posts on the class. Looks absolutely fantastic! That cottage...I could live there! LOL. I can't believe how awesome your collages came out! Really, really cool!

Terrie Purkey said...

Beautiful work and lovely idea. I've been pondering a series of pears for awhile - maybe this will prompt me to get busy - it looks fabulous!