Here's my collage for the silent auction. The theme is Casablanca (movie or area -- I picked the movie!)
It's 8x10 on canvas. Bottom surface was lumiere's (though most of that was covered!) I also used wallpaper and some scrap papers for the base.
Artiscape sent us a collection of collage elements we could use if we liked. They were all paper things -- script pages, photos, stamps, tags...
(Detail left side; I used rusted stars, added a tag to the hotel label, a metal frame and the roses.)
Here's detail of the right side. I had the terracotta piece and also added the flower and wire. The square is a bit of a polymer square from a previous project. The other square (barely visible, left corner) is a heavy paper, covered with modeling paste and then painted in lumieres. It's almost like a leather texture.)
These are tight shots of the stamps (I grubbed up everything a bit with a stippling of distress inks in "cordury" and "green shutters.") Then I used a large skeleton leaf to sort of connect the elements into a more cohesive whole. This page of script has the "We'll always have Paris" line.
So, that's it! Back next week -- boy, I'll have lots of blog visiting to do then, too!