Today is Max's first birthday and for his present, I made him a series of monster collages. That is the theme for his birthday party, which is to be this coming Saturday. Above are the finished monster pieces, but below are photographs depicting the process.
|I glued punched out shapes to the canvases to add interest to the backgrounds. The blue canvas already has a layer of kinwashi glued over it. I got impatient and forgot to take a photo before I moved onto that step.|
|This is a photo showing kinwashi (Japanese rice paper) covering all three canvases.|
|Next I covered each canvas with a layer of Japanese ogura lace paper. I had blue for the blue canvas and yellow for the yellow. Unfortunately, I didn't have red lace for the red canvas, so I elected to use natural ogura lace paper instead.|
|Next I created the three monsters on newsprint using markers. The eyes are not really glued on yet. I just laid them in place to get a feel for the finished creatures.|
From this point, it was just a matter of varnish, gold splattering, glitter glue embellishments and adding the eyes to finish these "monster pieces"!