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Old 03-12-2012, 12:54 PM
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Sunflowers = Brusho collage

Well here's the second! I'm getting the hang of this now...

This on is on a framed box canvas, 16x12x1/4". I still have to give it a couple of coats of artists spray varnish to seal it properly.

I'd be delighted to know what you think!
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Very cool! I like it ALOT!
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Wow JayJay, it's beautiful - love those vibrant colors!
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Old 03-13-2012, 07:47 AM
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Thanks for your comments! It always thrills me when someone says Wow!
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AWESOME!! LOVING this!! I do believe you've conquered the wild beast (brusho).
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WoW and wOw Jay Jay! What did you use for the collage?
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Well, I must say that you aren't afraid of COLOR! I really like the intensity of it.

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Thanks Doug - I love really intense colours! The more intense, the better, so brusho is my favourite watermedia so far as it just explodes when you spray water on it!

Hi KreativeK - thanks for the wows!!!

I used brusho and spray gold enamel on tissue paper. Then cut out a photo I'd printed on A4 printerpaper. A layer of brusho coloured tissue paper was stuck on as a first layer, then the photo. When that had dried, I sprinkled brusho onto the background, sprayed it with water and tilted the canvas and let it run this way and that into the creases of the tissue paper. Then I covered the photo completely over with more yellow/gold tissue paper, torn into little bits. And yet more leaf green/moss green tissue for leaves beneath the flowers to 'ground' them. The last thing I did was to get an inktense pencil (an earth coloured one) and just tiddle around the flower petals a bit to give some shadow and shape to the petals as they were all much the same and from a distance it just looked like yellow blotches! Once I got the petals separated I used a tiny bit of water with a rigger brush to dampen the pencil marks and blend into the petals.

I did a bit of a 'how to' with my other (first) collage, entitled 'Brusho and collage Techniques' which is on another thread here in watermedia. It was made in much the same way, except I used silver/blues to colour the tissue before I stuck it down.

Here's a side view, I wrapped the tissue around the sides and to the back of the canvas. It's a shame you can't really see the gold shining on the photos!
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Wow jayjay, this is just stunning! I love the rich, deep colors!
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Old 03-14-2012, 02:45 PM
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Re: Sunflowers = Brusho collage

Many thanks for all your lovely comments! I am so very hypercritical of my own work, I just don't know if it's good, bad or indifferent! So Cools, Wows and Awsomes gives me some indication if it is good or not!

This is only the second collage I've done, but I found it very satisfying! The only thing I have trouble with is actually defining this as 'art', rather than 'bits of photo and paper stuck to a canvas'! I did study a few books on collage techniques before I started (confusing), so I put them to one side then just went for it and used my instinct!!

I'm thinking of doing another one now, this time I'll be using the same techniques but with copper enamel spray and red flowers as a base.
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