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Collage card tutorial - Jenny Doh stamps



I am forming a new website for folks wanting to get started on collage. I am not yet ready to launch it yet. I am building content pages right now and will be doing that for the next few months. It is a big job and I have only a little free time. But, step by step, overtime I will get it done!

One of the features on the website will be craft tutorials. I will be making the projects for the website as I go and plan to first post them here. That way I can get some feedback and alter my plans as necessary.

Here is the first 'How to' I have prepared:

SUPPLIES:
Gesso
Paint brush
Water soluble oil pastels
Lead pencil
Water color pencils
Scraps of scrapbook paper, left over bits of paper from other projects, painted papers, fabric scraps, newspaper scraps
glue
ruler & craft knife
scissors
Staz On ink - Royal Purple & Pumpkin
Stamps by Jenny Doh I have 'authentic party' and 'smitten for hope'
Folded card

STEP 1

Get out your supplies. Choose your color scheme.

STEP 2

Trim a piece of paper to the size you need your image to be (mine is 5 1/4 x 3 3/4) to fit neatly on my 6 x 5 1/2 folded card)

STEP 3

Rummage through your scrap papers and choose pieces that fit with your color scheme. Move them about until you it on a composition you like.

STEP 4

Glue these pieces down.

STEP 5

Turn over and trim the excess paper.

STEP 6

To unify the background paint a layer of watered down gesso over the whole background.

STEP 7

Mount the unmounted stamps on an acrylic block and stamp images on the background.

STEP 8

Now to make the dress: Stamps the dress image onto a piece of newspaper. Trim the dress.

STEP 9

Color the dress with water color pencils and then paint with a layer of gesso.

STEP 10

Glue the dress onto a piece of patterned or scrapbook paper. Trim.

STEP 11

Glue the dress onto the background.

Add finishing details: Stamp with word stamps. Use color pencils to add details to the stamped images, color the folds of the dress with lead pencil and blend, add more gesso if needed.

STEP 12

Stamp a design on the bottom of the dress, color the edges of the card with pastels and blend with your finger, layer the background onto newsprint and tear it out.
Glue the final panel onto the folded card.

And FINISHED!


I would love your feedback on this.
Questions - are the steps complete? are the directions understandable? if you are a beginner, does this seem like something you could do? if you are a seasoned collage artist, do the steps ring true to you?

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