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Craftygreenpoet
« Reply #30 on: February 05, 2006 12:09:21 PM »

I'm also a poet and I mostly make collages to illustrate my poems. I then use them as fliers and either hand them out when i do a performance or send them to friends or fellow bookcrossers (see www.bookcrossing.com to find out more about that international booksharing community). I also make collage greetings cards. I wanted to include a photo here but can't seem to at the minute.....
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« Reply #31 on: February 11, 2006 08:06:53 PM »


Hey! Smiley Those collages are awesome!!! Smiley
I once collaged an old suitcase I found out "junkin" one night!! I take it with on long trips, and I *NEVER* Lose it! Smiley
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pinkangel1979
« Reply #32 on: February 18, 2006 07:59:08 AM »

I did a greetings card but it wasn't from magazines, just scraps of paper, fabric & sequins.  Inspired to do one with pics from magazines after looking at everyone's fab collages on here.  In fact I may go and do one later today for my friends birthday...  Grin

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treesEATkites
« Reply #33 on: February 20, 2006 11:52:25 PM »

... how do you store your images between projects? i hate how i keep all these magazines that take up a lot of space just to use for collage. and when i cut the images out they just get all lost or folded...

i found 4 milk crates in our old barn (the plastic, square kind)
cleaned them up, spray painted them black, and stacked two
ontop of eachother. they're the perfect storage size
for all my mags/tall books/etc.  i also use a cheap, plastic
tupperwear-type storage bin (found at walmart) that fits
under my bed. i keep a lot of my glue, scrapbook paper,
other supplies in it.

as for the image clippings, i keep a binder with those clear
plastic sleeves (used for paper protector). they're great
since you can see the clippings & just grab exactly what
you want to use. they're slick so the magazine type paper
doesn't bunch up. i also organized them: bigger clippings in one,
medium sized in another, etc.


these are AWESOME collages!
i'll have to post pictures of the walls in my room.
i've collaged the heck out of them Tongue
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« Reply #34 on: February 21, 2006 12:52:14 AM »

Nicely done, everyone! Collages are so much fun. Here's one of mine.

[img width=5 height=7.17]http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/5605/collage10zx.jpg[/img]

Ooh, nice.
Did you scan the jewellary and use it as a background?
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pinkangel1979
« Reply #35 on: February 21, 2006 10:12:17 AM »

A couple more of mine, inspired by this thread... both of them are works in progress at the moment:

Jeans & Champagne:


Pink Butterflies:
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Jelly.
« Reply #36 on: February 21, 2006 10:26:33 PM »

I made this one quite a long time ago.
I'm not sure what happened to the original.


And i did this one the other day.
I have like a visual diary that I like to make mood pages and collages for, I've done a couple others but I like this one the best by far.
(The hearts are actually kind of foamy and very iridescent)
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echoglow
« Reply #37 on: February 22, 2006 10:50:17 AM »

okay i also love collage, but i do have a question... how do you store your images between projects? i hate how i keep all these magazines that take up a lot of space just to use for collage. and when i cut the images out they just get all lost or folded...

most of my images are really small, so i keep them in cigar boxes.  i've got about 5 that are slapped full.
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MetaVerita
« Reply #38 on: February 27, 2006 09:53:26 PM »

As I'm reading magazines, I rip out pages that catch my eye.  I'm really into bright colors and cool textures, and catchy (and usually ironic) phrases from advertisements.  All of those go into an expanding file folder with built-in dividers - full pages as is, smaller images trimmed and stuck into envolopes.  I try to keep it organized by theme and/or color so it's easy to find stuff.  Then I can toss the magazines, or, if they're not too mangled, donate them to a local non-profit that uses them with their clients for art projects.  I used to have boxes and boxes of magazines, but those darn things are heavy to move and take up a lot of space.  This method means that I can use all that space for all my other craft and art supplies...  Heh heh.
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« Reply #39 on: March 02, 2006 06:51:01 PM »

As I'm reading magazines, I rip out pages that catch my eye.  I'm really into bright colors and cool textures, and catchy (and usually ironic) phrases from advertisements.  All of those go into an expanding file folder with built-in dividers

That is exactly how I do it, too.  I divide them by theme, though.. photos of people, depictions of people, flora, fauna, objects, backgrounds, color, words, ads.  Yikes, that's a lot   Embarrassed  Obviously I have too many images, and it is time to use them already!  Anyway, that's why threads like this are so helpful.   Smiley
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