I currently have an artwork obsession: adding collage to my drawings on recycled kraft card. I have lots of ideas brewing and in order to keep the momentum going, I’m having to teach myself to accept that not every piece will be perfect. Making mistakes is a part of growing as an artist, right?
So here are some greeting cards that I’ve been working on, incorporating collage elements cut from old book pages. I love the contrast of the book pages against the kraft card:
All above greeting card designs @ Stacey-Ann Cole 2012
Once I’ve refined the designs and am happy with them, I’m going to get them printed like my watercolour cards and see how they turn out.
Inspired by my work on these cards, I’ve decided to start a larger piece of artwork on A4 size kraft card. Regardless of how it turns out, I’m calling this piece ’3 Sisters’. Although I’m not yet confident working on a larger surface area with this new technique (the greeting cards are only A6 size and smaller) I’m gonna do it anyway!
© Stacey-Ann Cole 2012
What do you think? Let me know in the comments if you have anything new that you’re also obsessed with – I’d love to know!