This was my first set of Collage’s. My inspiration for this set was our winters in the Okanagan Mountains and my pressed fern leaves I had in my studio from last summer travels to Gabriola Island. I was exploring the art of “frottage” (rubbings) and layering papers to create a collage. Everything came together beautifully when I included other natural rubbings in the piece such as bark and pine needles I had collected. I was hooked!
Other examples of “Frottage” Rubbings… The graphite rubbings on this is one are created from a loved ones crystal dishes, lids and canning jar details. They were rubbed onto tissue paper and glued down onto watercolour paper with an acid free glue stick. A photo was added and music paper, tissue and stitching complete the collage. Taking a group or collection of old photos and creating this type of collage would look amazing as a keepsake book.
This one focuses on layers of dictionary and music paper with stitched on tissue rubbings of old buckles and fasteners. Embellishments of pearl buttons are added.
There are so many possibilities when you include graphite rubbing in your art, truly endless. This past weekend I hosted the first frottage collage skillshare class. We played with pressed fern and cedar leaves and added dictionary pictures for whimsy. Take a look…