Collage at the Next MCBA Visual Journal Collective Meeting—October 17, 2011

October 13, 2011

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Left: A collage I made using a sketch on gridded paper and a page from a printed book. It's impossible to show you all the different ways you can go with collage in one image so I suggest you show up and experiment for yourself.



Join us on Monday, October 17, 2011 from 7 to 9 p.m. for a Collage Night at the MCBA Visual Journal Collective.

 We’ll explore the use of 2-D (flat) collage in our visual journals, talk about color, texture, and a bit about composition. 

We'll have some great old books that will provide texture (pages of type) and images for collage. And I'll have some suggestions and thoughts on collage and visual journaling to share with you.

The meeting is FREE and open to all adult journal keepers. All skill levels are welcome.

You will need to bring a few items listed here:

1. A couple 2-D collage items of your own to work with even though there will be some collage materials on hand. I recommend that you bring old sketches on loose sheets of paper, copies of old photographs, paper ephemera that you collect that day. If you have painted papers they make great pieces to cut up for collage.

2. A glue stick (UHU purple variety is recommended; because of time constraints and "mess" we will not be using PVA or any acrylic media, though we can discuss this if you have questions).

3. A burnishing tool (either a bone folder or one of those 3M plastic burnishing card tools)

4. A pair of scissors.

5. There will be cutting stations set up to use a cutting mat and X-Acto blade, but if you like to work exclusively with those tools please bring your own cutting mat, X-Acto, and straight edge to avoid excessive down time.

6. Wax paper (for burnishing and protecting your work)

7. Your favorite pens and writing implements for adding journaling text.

8. If you like to collage a lot in your journals you might also bring past journals to share at the end of the evening.

I look forward to seeing you all there, ready to cut things up!

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