Wednesday, 18 December 2013

LP Collage of Colour

From my stash of PaperArtsy Lynne Perrella plates I pulled out lots of images, mainly the square and rectangle shaped ones and set about stamping them with black archival ink to create the above collage.

When I went over to the states earlier this year, I popped into Staples and picked up this 24 set of water soluble portfolio pastels and have only used them a handful of times up to now.

I randomly chose colours and just basically scribbled over the images until the whole piece was full.

Then I rubbed my finger on a clean baby wipe and then over the pastels to blend them in. You can see how lovely they just blend together.

And another snippet.

And another of a slightly bigger area.

And finally the completed piece. I'm not sure yet if I'm going to cut it up and use the individual pieces, or mount all the pieces onto black card, like crazy paving.


Lottie said...

Absolutely fabulous - the blending makes a very professional and soft finish

massofhair said...

Use my Portfolio Pastels loads, so soft to work with & blending a dream. Nice collage:-)

Julie Ann Lee said...

Stunning! Julie Ann xx

Alison said...

Great piece of colourful collage Sam! xxx

Amanda said...

I love this, works fab as one complete piece. Off to eBay now to find those pastels lol
Amanda x

Lin said...

Love it love it love it!!! can't believe you've only used them once..this is a great piece Sam xx

Carol Q said...

love that Sam. gorgeous blending of the colours.

Marianne said...

LOVELY!!! Great collage!
xxx Marianne

Steven AKA Pink Elf said...

like this idea said...

Wow, I love hat, it's so gorgeous. I struggle with my Portfolios, must use them more in 2014.

PaperArtsy said...

Wow. Looks really good! LP told me this week she loves it when people do bright pieces!

chrissies said...

Wow Sam! This is just amazing and a wonderful way to use the Oil Pastels. Such an inspiration as mine just lie in the box waiting for me to use them.

Love Chrissie x

Sandy said...

Wow Sam!! Your make is delightful and I never would have thought of doing this. Adding the colors really made this very special.
Merry Christmas!!!

craftimamma said...

Often wondered how these pastels would be to work with.... from your fabulous results they look gorgeous!

Lesley Xx

Buttons said...

Great way of collaging/colouring these Sam. Jenny x

butterfly said...

Wowzer! I think it's stunning exactly as it is - what an amazing make, Sam; one of my favourites ever of yours.
Alison x


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