You may have read my last blog post, were my ambition for the future is to be the UK's best collage artist? Well, nobody needs to worry just yet - I think this may well take more time than I thought. Today I have had my very first attempt at printing my own papers..
It did not go so well. Try as I might they looked nothing like the 'how to' video I watched. Not that they were meant to be the same, they are to be 'mine' but they were also to be 'beautiful' something I am not quite grasping yet. But I figured just to show we all have to start somewhere and not all of us can achieve perfection at first attempt, and lets face it - it can only get better, right?
I will spare you them all, I did about 30 just to be sure they were all as bad as each other..
After making the most wonderful mess, (next time I might just remember the newspaper too) of both me and everywhere else I called it a day. Not that I was giving up you understand, I had a fantastic time causing all this havoc.. but........something needed to be done. So, I watched the video again and made some notes, I think I have the idea now. But I have cleared away for the day, and although it is only salad we do still need some space to prepare dinner - tomorrow is another day, and I will do better. I had even prepared a journal page ready to perform my first collage masterpiece of this type.
As I used the same three colours for my printing and my page. (with black and white added). My message for today is unlike me who would usually have given up on this process, keep at it. I really want to be able to do this and make it right so if it takes me a couple more days, or a couple more months I will keep on trying.
Now its time for me and Jaja to visit the park for his evening walk - I think I better change first, luckily another first for me today was to change into painting clothes first, so I have not ruined anything today. I will also need to take a brush to my hands later before preparing that salad, as due to using gel medium too my hands are a disaster zone. Here is Jaja taken on yesterday's beach walkies.
Dont forget, if it doesnt work out first time, keep trying - and keep having fun!