i repainted my old clock to look more like this swatch watch I saw on etsy... I didn't however, have the foresight to take a before photo of what it looked like. The clock face used to be black with white numbers, and it had a concave pane of glass over it which I removed because I didn't like the glare.
i like it, but I do think that the stars are a little too overdone near 11-12 o'clock... I didn't mix enough purple however, so that's that. I used acrylic paint and a black paint pen! The ghosts are made of thin sheets of shrinky-dink plastic that I cut into ghost shapes and then tacky glue-d on.
These are a couple of photos of collages I've made in the past, cutting from mainly travel and garden magazines.
I usually create collages by clipping images I like from magazines or old books and then pasting them onto a surface. I prefer physical collaging over digital because of the tactility... when I have the materials I like to use collaging as a grounding/meditative activity to work through my thoughts.
I really like this one. I forgot what the original photo of the arm in fabric was, but I liked it because it reminded me of the scene in Labyrinth where Sarah breaks the ballroom.
a lot of these pages were created upon the pages of an old book of greek mythology I got as a gift. The book was already falling apart before I started to collage on it. It had a very thin red cover, and smelled very sharply of vanilla.
The image above is actually on a peice of butcher paper hung up in my room for notes - hence the writing I was unable to completely crop. :P
while I was making this webpage, I was very interested in the copyright laws surrounding collage and other derivative art. If you're also wondering, here's some reading material:collage and copyright law