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« on: October 05, 2008 09:52:45 AM »

I'm trying to raise some money for a trip to new york (woop!)

For a project in Graphics for my GCSE I created a collage which i scanned into the computer and it came out really well, so I this is my idea:

Make some collages, scan them and make them into photo-style christmas/greetings cards.

I thought it was quite good, what do you think?
Also, do you know any websites that do good quality, good priced photocards? I'd obviously be buying in bulk. I live in the UK, if that makes any difference.

Thanks in advance!!

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« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2008 12:34:12 PM »

I think thats a great idea! What kind of collage, like what materials and theme and stuff? I really like those cards with prints of collage which has textures in it only they're printed, like lace and mirrors and things. If you're scanning then you don't have to necessarily stick everything down permanently, you can just kind of layer it on the scanner, so you can experiment with different ideas. but thats a really good idea! hope you make lots of money from them for your trip!
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2008 11:07:12 AM »

well i'm experimenting with cuttings from magazines at the moment, but i think i need to gather some more materials and just kind of have a day of doing them so i can really get into it.

Collage is harder than you'd expect thought!!

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« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2008 06:04:34 AM »

be careful what images you use out of magazines.  All creative material is automatically covered by copyright.

It's a great idea, but how about using images of your own and adding materials and natural objects to your scan?
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2008 12:02:03 PM »

that's really  true, i'd hate to steal somebody elses work. I bet i'd get really annoyed if i was a photographer and people were using my work  Embarrassed

I was thinking i could use very small parts of the picture, or only stripes, so you couldn't recognise it as an actual thing - like i was just using the colours? Would that still count as copyrighted?

thanks for the advice


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« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2008 09:52:51 PM »

I saw a great tutorial lately on this.  Take an 8x8 or 12x12 plain colur background paper and stamp, draw, paint, distress, glue down strips of other papers; whatever you like.  Then scan it into your computer and print it out. Once printed you can cut out elements or smaller pieces to use as card fronts or panels or embellishments.  Also, since it is saved on our computer you can experiment with differnt colours. 

The example I saw used a light background paper and the colours navy and olive.  I've seen so many tuts lately that I just can't remember if it was online or in a magazine.  I'll try to link it later if anyone is interested.  And hopefully I'll give the technique a try myself.
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2008 10:25:27 AM »

that sounds really useful if you can find the link!

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