I have never been very good at making collages. I just can't seem to get that effortlessly random look. Everything I make comes out looking forced, because I've spent way too much time organizing and reorganizing the pieces. It's too bad, because collages seem like such an interesting method of expression. And I have a huge amount of ephemera and papers just begging to be used.
So, I was excited when I recently learned about an online class called "Your Vintage Gluebook" being offered by Mary Green of greenpaper.typepad.com.
It is a 9 lesson class, teaching all aspects of good composition, with many helpful tips along the way.
The above collage, done by Mary, shows the type of work being done in the class. Two more examples (also by Mary) are shown below.
I've just signed up, and I can't wait to get started! If you'd like to sign up too, you can here. Please note that the actual 9 lesson class took place in May, but the class remains available to take at your own pace.
I will be using the book "Rose in Bloom" that I recently bought at the Antique Mall for my gluebook. I hope to show you some of my pages very soon!