I think one of the things I enjoy about creating collage art is the element of surprise or the unexpected like this one:
The assignment in The Collage Workbook By Randel Plowman for week four is Color Charge. He says; “Experiment with adding color to a collage that is primarily black and white. A few subtle strokes and bright marks can make a subdued collage really pop.”
In the above 6×6 inch collage, the postage stamp gives a pop of color as does the gelli-prints. It also helps direct the eye throughout the piece.
In my next one on a 4×6 inch index card, I tried to add pink to make you think of lipstick shades. The large pink circle is from a paper napkin. I think it adds balance to the collage.
My last 6×6 inch collage is more simple and yet the red paint circles make you look at the whole collage and find something hidden:
Collage is a lot like a puzzle for me. How can I help you look further and discover the unexpected?
I’d love to hear what you think!