I made a 5x5 canvas collage using elements of the class I'm taking with Claudine Hellmuth online. I used dictionary paper and scrapbook paper, applied matte medium, and then on one, used the reverse stamping technique (see previous post) and on the other the faux paste paper. When dried, I used my 1" punch and made a bunch of circles. On another piece of scrapbook paper with script, I used a light tint of acrylic and Extra Time using the punch again. I saved the dictionary scraps to use on the side of the canvas.
I used matte medium to adhere patterned paper to the canvas and added the circles. I printed the bird on transparency and cut out. When everything was dry, I applied a bit of gesso to the middle of the canvas to dull the grid and give the bird a little pop. Adhered the bird with matte medium. I painted the sides and used the scrap dictionary paper from the circle punches and applied with matte medium. It's on my bedroom wall. My first collage canvas. Fun!