For this creative journey we will have a guided theme of a nature landscape. But feel free to go on your own adventure and see where your torn papers lead you.
4 colours (eg. blue, green, yellow and brown)
Painted paper has a nice texture to it, so use varied strokes as you're painting the sheets with colour.
For the ground I used brown paper but you can paint earthy patches for more texture too...
Let the paper dry :)
Get your base cardboard ready.
A square of about 16-20 cm.
Shapes and Edges
Feel free to follow this pattern or make up your own composition!
Play around with the arrangement of shapes and see what fits.
Keep placing the pieces in different positions to find a landscape that inspires you.
* To help as a focal point I used the 2 curved green shapes for hills and built the area around that.
Just lift of pieces and dot glue in center to stick them down in place first.
(in case you want to move or overlap layers)
When it looks right go ahead and apply more glue to paste down the whole piece.
* Overlap edges to create interest.
Fill up and tear away
* I like the jagged edges on paper so instead of using scissors to cut straight edges just fold over to make a crease to tear.
Presentation & Embellishments
Sometimes you just need to add a bit of extra colour or marks to finish the piece. There are many ways you can enhance your final artwork...
Draw some lines or add some accents or embellishments to top it off
* Digital tools are a great way to try out different ideas until you find the right combination.
Enjoy your adventures in collage!
Would be great to see what you made!
Please share and tag your creations on instagram with #ankcollage
Sometimes its more fun to make stuff together or if you need a bit of motivation or a personal art guide
for more explorations and techniques
> Drop by for a workshop
Geometric Abstract Blue Green Yellow
— painted paper mache collage
— rice paper collage
Black Circle Brown
— ink painted abstract collage
Black White Peach
— acrylic mixed media collage
Pink Brown Orange
— acrylic painted abstract collage
Here are some links where you can read more about the possibilities and different techniques of collage art.
My favourites who use more blocks of colour in abstract form are:
In Illustration :