So here's what I've been doing for the last couple of days. Mary (Joyful Ploys) from Mystele's class posted a link to Suzi Dennis. She's a collage artist, and I love, love her work. I love the colors that she uses, and her subject matter, and just everything about her work. As a matter of fact, if you know of any other collage artists like her, tell me--they're very inspiring to me. So I decided to use one of my favorite surfaces--a cupboard door.
Fred found this and four others like this along the road in someone's trash! Can you believe that?! They're in excellent condition too. We're ordinarily not dumpster divers, but if given the opportunity, we'll take it. And I decided to collage with only papers that I painted like Suzi Dennis. I usually like to use all kinds of papers, but I restricted it only to my hand painted papers. I painted mostly on cardstock paper that I found at an office supply store, and textured wallpaper (which is great to paint on).
I also painted on crumpled brown paper. This is another great paper to paint on--it almost ends up looking like leather.
And here are all of the finished papers.
And here is the finished piece.
This was so much fun--I think I'll make a matching piece to it. I have another door the same size. It's about 13" x 15", which is a nice size. This time it will be one of my favorite fruits--an apple.