remember those masterpieces we made in kindergarten? with tissue paper and blunt scissors and elmer's glue? well, it turns out they are INFINITELY more fun to make as an adult!!!
of course, i cannot take full credit for this page. i did not make the painting in the middle. no, that's by vince...err...somebody...can't remember his name; he's not bad though, is he? bit deaf in one ear, apparently.
ok, so i cut the pic out of a catalog, and stuck it down in the center of my page. i was going to use markers and ink pads to extend the image out, but while i was thinking about van gogh, i realized how *TEXTURAL* his paintings are and for some reason said kindergarten projects sprung to mind! i took plain white tissue paper and dabbed at it semi-randomly with various chalk and pigment ink pads to get lots of nice shades of each color. then i ripped the colored bits into smaller mosaic-ish-sized pieces, smeared them with gluestick, and stuck them on all scrunched up.
et voila! "wheatfield with cypresses...AND bits of tissue paper" by lauren and vince! :)