In my last post, I showed you my first attempt at a pieced paper botanical collage, using the design and technique presented by Susan Black in a 2013 Cloth Paper Scissors article.
I commented that I looked forward to trying the technique again, using my own design, so that my final result will feel less forced and more original.
20 Ways to Draw a Tree by Eloise Renouf as reference pieces.
my dress rehearsal attempt, I created a piece that I really enjoy!
Caatje mentioned in her comment on the last post that "often our opinion of our work is not so much about the work itself, but about how we felt when we made it." How true! Making my first piece I was focused on following the instructional steps and using Susan's design, which probably led to my feeling that the final result looks forced. On this piece, I was excited to create my own design and make the project "my own," and it feels much more natural and original.
I am encouraged to continue creating these pieced paper collages on coffee-wash backgrounds!