Paper collage with décollage on 5 x 7 canvas board using pages from Look Magazine 1957 and Sears Catalog 1930. Blended painterly effects are from excavating the various paper layers by hand. --- Kindly featured by
yes! i love the slow peeling of the paper. i usually do it when it is not quite dry so the blending is even smoother but sometimes i am annoyed by the white, unprinted fibres that shine through ... this one is exceptionally nice. bonnet off again!
Sometimes I like the contrast between emerging image and paper to be sharp (fuzz), but sometimes the paper fiber gets in the way. And when that's the case, I dip my finger in some gel (I use soft gel because it seems to be more transparent) and rub. It works remarkably well to remove/conceal the leftover paper. Glad you like this one...thanks!
I hear you about signs of spring. A facebook friend in North Carolina mentioned spring yesterday - Lúcia said she was feeling it the other day - and I'm listening to the cold wind blow, looking at the (thin but still) snowscape, and feeling winter.