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… so much fun to make and so much possibility! 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.