Monday, January 10, 2011
New Work - BE Assertive Collage on Canvas
By Tiffany Teske
Collage on Matboard and Canvas
I don't have any trouble being assertive but it may be something some of you are wanting to be as this new year begins... This may look familiar to you. I wrote about when I told you about teaching a children's collage class at my local library. I often work on my pieces in a couple of stages. I will create something, then look at it for a long time, and finally decide how to finish it, after reworking it once or twice.
About BE Assertive
This piece started off as a demo that I made for a class I was teaching at the Banff Public Library. The class was for kids aged 6 - 10. I was inspired by the book, 1 2 3 I Can Collage, by Irene Luxbacher. It is a wonderful book and there is a colorful collage much like this on the cover. I really enjoy working with circles and was struck by how this was such a professional looking piece, even though it is in a book for 4 - 7 year olds. I showed the book to my 4 year old daughter and she made a lovely piece that I also showed the kids in my class. The collage I created is on matboard and was unfinished, as far as being a complete piece. My main goal was just to have a visual, aside from the book, to inspire my students. Thanks to the Cloth Paper Scissors button challenge, I got out this piece and decided to finish it. I mounted the matboard on a canvas that I collaged with a sewing pattern. I then handsewed vintage buttons below the collage. This piece is made from a sewing pattern, decorative paper, vintage sheet music, a fortune cookie fortune, and vintage buttons. It is 10x12".