Tuesday, June 17, 2008

ATC Recipe for Collage

Some time ago at the now defunct ATCards.com, I hosted a swap that was based on an idea that I had gotten from the internet. I believe it was teacher's art project for her students. I can't for the life of me find the site or page now.

Lately, though, there has been some renewed interest in using this theme for teaching kids how to make ATCs using collage as an example.

The idea is that a good collage is made up of multiple layers and should include:
  1. pleasing colors
  2. contrast
  3. use of lines and texture
  4. a focal point/ balance
  5. uneven numbers of elements or layers (3 minimum, 5 is better)
So this recipe includes certain ingredients which will help satisfy those necessary components.
The ingredients:You are encouraged to use your imagination. You may use the toothpicks whole or break them. All ingredients may be cut or otherwise altered.

Here are some examples of what was submitted for the swap.

First Row:
  • Smullis
2nd Row (left to right):
  • Goatgoddess
  • Chatty
  • Glenwine
3rd Row:
  • Scrappylicious
  • CarolynMinto
  • BlueRue
A good resource for collage is: 5-Layer Collage by Carole Pivarnik

Friday, June 6, 2008

The Baby Quilt

I thought it rather ironic really. The night before Amanda went into labour, I finished the baby quilt. I remember thinking "now the peanut has nana's permission to be born". LOL I was just teasing of course, but there you have it, he listens to his nana.