Monday, November 16, 2009

Helga´s Online Class part 5

For her fifth challenge, Helga wants us to make a collage from packagings of goodies we like, then add polka dots and something from nature.
I´m not a fan of any packaging, so at first I had no idea what to do. Then I remembered a passage of a book about crows and ravens that I´ve read recently that said that those birds use packaging for their nests, and that they especially like to use metal pieces. So I decided to make a nest from my packaging and fix it with staples, then add a feather and use the wine cork to make polka dot blossoms.
This is what came out in the end, and here are the steps leading to it -

on the right there are some packagings of bread, art stuff, candies, tea, and a wine cork.



On the left you can see that I´ve cut all those papers and metals into strips.


And this is the background made of vintage papers collaged to a paper, gessoed, and painted with watersoluble crayons.




11 comments:

muckypup said...

I like that idea of recycling - very cool. I always keep the ribbons,string and swing tickets from things I buy and keep them for using in my collage work, but this is taking things a step further. Well done!

Helga Strauss said...

Wow, fantastic idea, Marion! I LOVE how you created a nest with all of the packaging you collected! Soooo creative and unique!!! : )

laury55 said...

great idea of recycling...really gorgeous work

Anonymous said...

Das Buch habe ich zwar gelesen, bevor Du es bekommen hast, aber diese Idee ist mir beim Lesen von Helgas Thema nicht gekommen. Toll!
Christa

Marina said...

what a wonderful and creative idea!!!!

ute said...

eine tolle Idee und Umsetzung,
wunderschön

Barb said...

Wonderful ATC Marion...and I bet you enjoyed "finding" all those candy wrappers...LOL

Marilyn Rock said...

This is marvelous Marion! This is a brilliant way of recycling! The nest idea so creative!

bockel24 said...

Barb, actually it´s an A4 sized collage.

Barbara DeLisle said...

Love your challenge, your crow is wonderful.
Barbara

Cindy McMath said...

Marion, this is fantastic! I hope the kitties pick your name. :)

Cindy :)