Mix Media Collage with a "Valentine" theme.
Detail #1 of the Valentine. I used a heavy gel medium over the original painting of the valentine.
Detail #2 The background is a combination of tissue papers and hand painted newspapers. I also used pastels to highlight colors and textures.
Detail # 3 of a monotype printed on newspaper.
Detail # 4 Think this is my favorite photo....
Detail # 5 of the layers.
This piece was inspired by my Art Club theme at school this week. The group wanted to start working on projects for Valentines Day, and of course I like to play along with them. The Valentine was painted first on watercolor paper and I wanted to add something different to the background. It just so happens that my Painting class is working on a Collage theme, so I decided to turn my Valentine into a collage piece.
When teaching collage I always demo several printing making options along with re purposing old newspapers, so you can image how many sample I have left around the art room. I had so much much pulling everything together. The final piece is almost done I'm still deciding on the final composition.
I think I like this version. What do you think?