Thursday, July 29, 2010

"Your Vintage Gluebook"

Craft day at Karla's is always fun and we usually get some good crafting in too. It must be the creative surroundings of her studio and the creative energy of everyone there! On Tuesday, it was Karla, Beth, Mary and me.

I worked on a lesson from Mary's Your Vintage Gluebook Online Class.


It was lesson 8 and one I've been struggling with for weeks. The challenge was to use a photo that was less than perfect in a collage and "make it work". Thanks to that creative energy flowing and bouncing around the studio, I completed the lesson and I think it does work!

I've enjoyed the class immensely! It's self-paced and I learned a lot in nine lessons.

Lesson 1: Color in composition...



Lesson 2: Size in composition/3 piece collage...




Lesson 3: Image and pattern/2 page spread...


Lesson 4: Position in composition...


Lesson 5: Pieces in composition...


Lesson 6: Visual weight in composition...


Lesson 7: Collage with original paper only...


Lesson 8: Making it work...


Lesson 9: Making patterned papers...


This lesson was especially fun--the possibilities are incredible! If you would like to use this background I made in your own collage work, please feel free to do so.


And if you would like to see the work from others in the class, check out Your Vintage Gluebook flickr group.

Marilyn

5 comments:

Beth Leintz said...

Your pages really are awesome. Its fun to see them one after another with the lesson name. So much of the time I think of collage as just glueing stuff together, but its interesting to figure out why some pieces/pictures/patterns etc work better together.

cindy said...

Marilyn!!!!!!! Ohmygosh! OK, I'm always a huge fan of your paper pages anyway, but I can really see the change in your work. Absolutely gorgeous! You are doing a beautiful job! Is she gonna offer another?

-c

Mary said...

All of them are so gorgeous! It's cool to see them lined up like this and even better to see them in person!

Lenna Young Andrews said...

Marilyn, It was so wonderful to see all your pages from the workshop in one post -they look totally awesome!! I think you did a fantastic job. Beautiful glue book pages.

Sabii Wabii said...

How fun to see all your pages. What a great project.
Hope all is well with you.
Terisa