Marks in Neocolors on postal paper
It all started with a little mark-making session, just line after line of Neocolor II wax crayons, the marks growing to fill a huge swatch of postal paper. This is a heavy utilitarian brown paper used for wrapping packages. Isn’t it pretty!? As a friend at FB pointed out, the texture of the postal paper makes the marks even more interesting. The Neocolors grab onto the paper and I love the rich, saturated color on the basic backdrop. [If you are curious about Neocolor I and II, here’s a ginormous post about them with examples and thoughts.]
When I spied the paper on the art desk, suddenly I’m tearing the paper, stacking it up, adding some found text and voilà - ONE STAPLE collage! What’s a one-staple collage? A collage held together by ONLY one staple, no glue, no stitchery, no nada.
A stitched collage with paper scraps… can you find a swatch of postal paper ⤴️ in the brew? Also? A gelatin print, gift wrap, and found text from a Starbucks brochure brought back from Mexico years upon years ago.
Another stitched collage, this one much more organized with a surprising amount of white space which is very nice in a composition.
And finally, a collage where I cut all sorts of paper scraps + leftovers into circles and put them together again.