Not Plain Vanilla – Composition Journal#14

The background on this started with a page from an old Gregg Shorthand book with strips from other texts glued down around that.   I have started using Elmer’s Glue All, thinned down with a little water to glue down collage pieces.  So far, it seems to be working just fine.   After sketching the face, I glued down strips of painted phone book paper around the edges to frame the face.  I tried to use very little paint on the old paper.  When I try this again, I plan to use a very thin wash of watercolors.

 “Ice Cream is happiness Condensed.”~Jessi Lane Adams

7 thoughts on “Not Plain Vanilla – Composition Journal#14

  1. Kate Robertson March 23, 2011 / 9:56 pm

    She’s gorgeous, I love the painted papers that you used to frame the face.


  2. Janet March 24, 2011 / 10:21 am

    I think your color palette is beautiful….soft and feminine and just right for this lovely lady. Your painted papers are always so fantastic!


  3. spilledinkguy March 24, 2011 / 10:27 am

    How cool –
    such nice contrast between the warm colors in your image and the background (very nicely done, as always)! 🙂


  4. Emelie March 24, 2011 / 11:08 am

    So pretty, very artistic, and I use to be able to write and read that Gregg Shorthand, I could read it faster than write it.


  5. lee March 25, 2011 / 9:04 am

    oh the colours, my fav pallette. Loving this one


  6. Marlene March 25, 2011 / 11:13 am

    Thank you for stopping by my blog. I enjoyed looking at your site, you do wonderful work.


  7. Andria March 28, 2011 / 7:52 pm

    Very pretty piece. I like the borders, as well as the text background.


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