Sunday, June 14, 2009

Traci Bautista COLLAGE UNLEASHED Class

I was fortunate enough to have taken a class by Traci Bautista, talented author of COLLAGE UNLEASHED, on Saturday . . . I did have to leave early for a retirement party for my old school . . . so I worked on the rest of the project at home using Traci's wonderful book as a guide . . . I was also surprised and thrilled to learn that she holds classes ONLINE and has a new line of collage products . . . WOW!!! What a talented and smart lady!!!!!
Traci used the backs of flat rate "boxes" (cardboard envelopes) from the post office as canvases . . . she also uses brown bags like the ones from Trader Joe's . . .
My finished project is my interpretation of Traci's technique especially since I had to leave class early . . . I seem to fall back into the comfort of using stamps . . . I used foam stamps . . .
I think what I gained the most out of Traci's class was the idea that collage is a "fun" activity . . . I enjoyed feeling free of the restraints of trying to make my piece "perfect" . . . I'm thinking that's where she gets the vocabulary "unleashed" and "graffiti" from . . . How cool!!!!! LOL!!!!

6 comments:

Francine said...

Michi this is gorgeous... I love those mix media/collage tech I have so many book but can't see to get to it...
Your's is absolutely faboulus, I love the colors and the whole arragement!
Excellent art work!!!!

Jan Larson said...

Wow! What a great collage, Michi! I need to see if I have that book (I bet I do). You did a super job.

Marilyn said...

Michi, it turned out beautiful!!!! Very thoughtful of you to show what we did these collages on.

Judy said...

You artwork looks fantastic! This does look like a fun project! Thanks for sharing what it was painted on.

Sherry Goodloe said...

I TOO found the mini-workshop to be "freeing"! I came home and made another graffiti collage and later in the week made some graffiti tags/bookmarks.

I loved the tissue paper technique as well! I posted my finished project on my blog too (in case you want to take a look???)

See you at the RSC next month :)

Craftgirl said...

i love what you did. It all turned out just awesome. I have the book also.