Monday, May 30, 2011
Paper and Paint
I'm kind of a paper junkie. I just can't stop accumulating the stuff. And I'm not just talking about pretty paper. I'm talking about all kinds of paper. Notes. Tickets. Envelopes. Wrapping paper. Napkins. I guess that's why I love collage so much--it's one way to use up some of that paper.
I've purposely refrained from doing collage in Pilgrim. I decided in the beginning that I wanted to keep the entire book intact and not rip out any pages. Collage tends to bulk up an altered book rather quickly, so I've resorted to mostly using pens and paint in Pilgrim. It's been a great way for me to focus more on those techniques but I really miss playing with my paper!
I decided to sneak in a little bit of collage on this page and incorporated some paper in with the gouache. I think that when I get back to collage, I just may incorporate some gouache in with the paper. I think the two look lovely together.