So I’m working on a collage, an art challenge by Scriber’s Web and I’m using this decoupage glue stuff called Mod Podge. I have used it in the past when I work on my Easter eggs and want to decoupage a picture or when I do a larger decoupage craft project. But I had forgotten just how much mess it makes and how much fun it can be.
The idea behind the collage is to take some canvas and Mod Podge on some paper and do some artwork or fiberwork or pretty much whatever you want. My collage is starting to take shape and I think I may like it enough to hang it up in my crap craft home office, particularly since I am using the same colors that are in my home office — yellow, brown, gold and a little blue. I won’t tell you the subject of my collage but ya’ll know me — I’m no flippin’ artist. I chose my subject and we’ll just have to see how it turns out. I will send a pic of the finished project to Scriber’s Web and she can choose to publish it or she can fall on the floor, and wet her pants as she laughs hysterically at my definition of art. (I’m betting on the latter.)
Anyway – I had forgotten how much fun it is to just dig into an art project and get yourself all gooey with Mod Podge and pieces of paper sticking to you (and your dining room table, yikes). But the most fun of all is letting this junk dry on your hands and then slowly peeling it off your fingers — it’s just like the skin from a sunburn but there’s no pain.
I love it when I get to be a kid again. It doesn’t happen nearly often enough. sigh…
… and yes, the painting above was done by an elephant. Now I’m really worried about my collage. LOL Go see more here: http://www.elephantartgallery.com/paintings/9016.php