This week has been really slow for being productive. It's the week before school starts, so there were meet-the-teacher events, orientation, buying school supplies and the "Bruin blast" free-for-all. Middle school. Two kids in two schools, two hours apart schedule-wise. I've always enjoyed the freedom back-to-school brings, but now I'm losing my afternoons again. Sigh....
My oldest will be starting seventh grade in just a couple of days and I think I'm more anxious than he is. He's in for lockers, learning a schedule, lots of homework, dressing out for P.E. and getting up at the crack of dawn - literally.
I've been taking advantage of my last week to sleep in (guess who's got to wake him up at 6 am?) and managed to get a couple of collages done. I spent time this week using hand-carved stamps and acrylic paint to do a bit of mark making on tissue paper. I grabbed my pile of Tim Holtz's Distress Paint to use for this, as I wanted the paint to be less opaque.
For today I've got two collages to share. Going with the theme of "home" from last week, these both feature furniture as focal points. I used a piece of a vintage book page, map paper and a gelli plate print on this top collage, repeating circles and lines throughout.
For this collage I used some of the tissue paper I stamped, along with some images printed onto tracing paper.
With all of our back-to-school stuff complete, I'm hoping to be able to spend a good chunk of time creating. Last week I got two large boxes of deli paper in the mail to use for printing. I have a small pile of printed sheets that I made using Dina Wakely's new line of paints. Can't wait to see how they'll work in collage. The deli paper is translucent, as are some of the paint layers I made.