Part two of three, a 5-min. video on a recent collage and sketching journal.
Today I've posted a short video that is approximately 5 minutes long. It is the second part of a three-part video that covers, signature by signature, my recent collage and sketching journal. As I mentioned yesterday, this journal was made as a demonstration model in the journal class I'm currently teaching at MCBA (September 2010 to June 2011). The main goal of the class is to establish a healthy journal practice—hence the title of the class Journal Practice: Collage and Sketch. (It is just one in the Journal Practice series of classes I've taught at MCBA since 2000.)
Note, if the above embedded video doesn't work, click here to view Adjusting part 2 on YouTube.
In the second signature video I talk about how I think it's important to use your own sketches as part of the collage material when collaging. I also had one $10.00 pack of collage papers (small rectangles of various sizes) that I used throughout this book—you don't need to invest great sums in purchasing supplies!
Think about how you use color on each spread and how that leads to the next spread and through the book. Can you work with a flow of colors either in your paper or your paints? When is this a good idea? When might it not work for you?
Think about reusing materials used earlier, e.g., a paper frame used as a stencil is used as a frame on one of these pages.
When beginning a collage book like this start your collage work before you have sewn your book together, add envelopes and paper before sewing the book together—it is often easier to glue things flat at that point. And you can always add more stuff to a page if you don't like how your original organization worked. (On one page I have an envelope added before the book was sewn. Then when I got to that page I added other collage material, as well as the envelope contents, because of the mood I was in at the time.)
A photo of the book's cover and of the spread showing the vulture will be posted on Thursday.