Thursday, June 12, 2014

more stapled collage, anyone?

to celebrate the stapled collage article i wrote for issue #11 of the daisy yellow zine... (available in the totally awesome daisy yellow art etsy shop) ...tammy and i decided to have a little more fun together, so we're each posting a brand new stapled collage on our blogs today. you can see tammy's by clicking this link. whereas mine is right here:


i have a little confession to make about this collage... rather than my usual one staple, this is held together at two different points: one is at the upper righthand corner of the vintage tarot card, while the other is in the center of the flower/butterfly stack. i even used my tape runner a tiny bit to tack those very-fussy-cut leaves into place, because they were very floppy indeed, and i feared for their safety. but since "stapled collage" is an art form that tammy suggested and i made up, i think it's perfectly fine for it to have many different versions! sure, using as few staples as possible is fun to do and impressive to look at, but you could also try to set a record for using the MOST staples. or you could use the staples to add a pattern and texture to a flat collage. or you could even just work in exactly the same way you do for a normal collage, but instead of "cutting and pasting" you could cut and staple!

hmmmmmmmmm... i think that's given me an idea... i'm off to the art lair to give some of those a try! why not go and see tammy's collage on her blog, and be sure to check out issue #11 of the daisy yellow zine!

7 comments:

  1. Great! You used color really well on this. I never tried a stapled collage. Very interesting indeed.

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  2. Loving the stapled collages--been using staples on some of my ICADs.

    The red tickets and lace are especially good here--really pop out.

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  3. What a deliciously yummy collage, Lauren!!! It is whimsical, witty, creative, clever & composed in such a way that it appears to be blooming & transforming right off the page. I love that the palette is limited and that the shapes and lines work together to make it seem effortless yet I know it was a creative endeavor to compose. And here are a few extra exclamation points!!!!!!! Thank you Lauren ♥︎

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  4. Tammy's stapled collage prompt stuck in my mind and after reading your article in the zine, I had to give it a try. I love all the color, pattern and texture in your collage. So many interesting possibilities.

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  5. I've been seeing a few stapled collages showing-up in blogland ... and they always make me smile to see all of the artistic creativity you have inspired across the globe ... and this one is a masterpiece indeed.

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  6. I've been seeing a few stapled collages showing-up in blogland ... and they always make me smile to see all of the artistic creativity you have inspired across the globe ... and this one is a masterpiece indeed.

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