|How could I resist tearing off a few of the flyers that are taped up all over?|
I always prefer to use original ephemera to work with. I especially like aged-paper but any interesting paper will do.
Some folks like to work with a photo-copy and hold on to the original. No rules.
I like gritty and.....
Here's one (about 5x7) made from stuff I tore off a pole.
|Three collages received from mail art pals -- eye candy and inspiration. Thanks to Adrienne, Carol and Cleo.|
|Plowman has some really good suggestions to get you started -- like this one. He also offers|
A magazine (from Canada) about collage. You can subscribe. Or ask your library to get it.
I also like to make a daily collage using things from the day -- these are from a walk I took on the 4th of July, using things from the day (bus transfer) and things fund on the street (fire cracker wrappers).
|A recent series of collages I made using vintage French postcards and old family photographs.|
|I got an idea of sending on my long-gone relatives on a trip to France! I think they would enjoy it, don't you?|
|Another favorite and a mail art pal of mine is Planet Susannia in Germany.|
I am so lucky to have a collection of her incredible one-of-a-kind collage books.
You can Google her to find her IUOMA page and her blog....
|Allan Bealy/Pamela Gerard collages|