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Monday, May 11, 2015

I Corinthians 13 Collage

 This collage measures 20" X 16".  I had such fun working on this piece.  It was everything I love:  tearing paper, painting, gluing, cutting, writing and using washi tape.  I am determined to use more words of faith in my art work.  I started by painting the canvas with gesso.  I then added some magenta, ochre and sky blue (Heavy Body Acrylic paints by Dina Wakely) randomly around the canvas.  I wrote 1 Corinthians 13 on vellum.  Then I tore
 the vellum piece into pieces and glued them randomly around the canvas.  I used a stencil and sprayed ink on it and moved it around the canvas.  I added torn pieces of decorative papers to the canvas.  I added two bright pink doilies and one ivory one diagonally across the center of the canvas.

Next I tore strips of decorative washi tape to several areas of the canvas.  I used a calligraphy brush pen to write the words: faith, hope and love on the canvas.
 I spritzed some magenta ink onto tissue papers, drizzled glue around on it and crushed it into three different pieces to add to one side of each heart.  I cut three hearts from some of my postcards I had purchased from 7gypsies.
After the tissue pieces dried, I added them to the hearts and trimmed them to fit.  Then I adhered the hearts to the doilies.  I sealed the canvas with a clear acrylic sealer, matte finish.