Angel Food Cake

Lately, I have been struggling with creative ideas… So I decided to start a collage!  Here is my beginnings on a 8×10 inch canvas board – doesn’t she look like a sweet angel?


I randomly chose pages from these books (and fabric pattern) I purchased at thrift stores, yard sales and antique markets:

materials for collage on 2-4-16

The papers I choose help me create a story yet I do not think too much about which papers I’m selecting before I glue them down.  I also like to include an old photo of someone I do not know.  I usually make a copy to preserve the original photo.

Next, I glue them to a surface with Liquitex Gloss Medium and use an old credit card to remove any air bubbles.

A morsel of trivia – According to Wikipedia, the first cookbook to contain an angel food cake recipe was in 1878 from Isabella Stewart in The Home Messenger Book of Tested Recipes.  

Tomorrow, I will show you my next step!

Happy Creating!  🙂

21 responses to “Angel Food Cake

  1. You know I love random arrangements of things…looking forward to seeing where it goes next. (K)

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  2. Lovely start and dying to see the next step. Baby artist has beak open, waiting for worm! Thank you! 💜💜💜

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  3. huh, struggling with creative ideas? Where do all those great posts come from? And this is great too! have a lovely weekend, Johanna

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  4. I agree with Johanna! You never to seem at a loss for creative ideas and this is no exception! Love the random things you chose that when put together start to tell a story. This wonderful! Can’t wait to see what’s next! 💕❤️👍🏻🎨

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  5. A very creative endeavor, thanks for sharing your process Jill. I will look forward to your next post. Collage opens up the creative channels.

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  6. I love it already! You have such a knack for this stuff!!!! Rock on Jilly! You have not lost your touch as far as I can see!!!!! 🙂 ❤

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  7. It’s a wonder collage, Jill! I have a friend who was doing collage/decoupage art with old photos, too. She used to hit yard sales hoping that she’d find old photos that people were tossing out or selling. She doesn’t spend much time online (I don’t think I even have an email for her) or I would share this with her. I think she’d love it! ❤

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  8. Interested to read your process – and thought provoking mix of materials!

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  9. A creative start! Always fun to put random paper together. Lovely pieces to get you started. It will be nice to see how you progress.
    And about the struggle – sometimes it’s good to go slow (remember Carla’s lessons from the year of the fairy tale?) or have another look on the next day. But you know that!

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