Monday, 4 May 2015

Evolving Original Artwork

At the end of last year I did some random collages using a variety of mediums and techniques one of which is shown above.   I didn't know what to do with them until I was inspired by various tutorials on You Tube.

Now my not-so-wonderful butterfly collage has evolved into a range of usable stationery items including envelopes, notepaper and various cards for me to use in snail mail, journaling and happy mail.  I made use of my computer scaling up and down sections of photographs of the collage.  The printing on the computer did not stay true to the original colours but I don't mind that and the more subdued colours are much more me! 

I am so happy with the results and glad I didn't bin my collages!


Lisa said...

You d come up with some wonderfully creative ideas.
Lisa x

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Well I'm glad you didn't bin it either, it's all wonderful, I love the colours!
Have a good week Simone,
V x

Rosie said...

A great use of your collage - i love the muted colours of your stationery:)

Ethel Johnson said...

A colourful surprise
Of pretty butterflies
Flying through the mail
Faster than a snail.

(Sorry I've been slack...
Lost my rhyming knack!)

Helen Philipps said...

Great idea, Simone! I love making collages too :) You have found a very creative way to use your pretty butterflies.
Wishing you a happy week ahead.
Helen xox

Gillian said...

These are gorgeous!

Anne Butera said...

How fun, Simone! What a great idea to repurpose pieces that you've created into beautiful, usable items!