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Traditional collage on 6 x 6" museum stretch canvas.
Paper, acetate transparency, washi tape.

Part of a collection of 6x6 canvases for a "BlockParty" exhibition.

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Albrechtarts Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
I like this work a lot.Nice use of materials.
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hogret Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
Thank you!
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veroklotz Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013   Traditional Artist
How beautiful ! She seems to be prisonner of her thoughts
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hogret Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
Nice interpretation!
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KanchanCollage Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013   Traditional Artist
So much  good work! This amazing.
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Crussol12 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist
Wow, Margaret. This collection -- great looking work.

Would you mind saying a little more about the use of the acetate transparency?
I have a few commercial ones I picked up along the way and I've tried printing (ink jet) on overhead transparency stock.
Do you glue the transparency directly onto the collage? Or do you scan the transparency on top of something else then use that printed image in the collage? Or something else?
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hogret Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013
Hi Ken - in an earlier life on dA, I put together a tutorial here:


These days, I attach transparencies onto the collage (either as part of the background, or as an overlay) using either glue dots (scrapbooking supply stores have these) or double-sided sticky tape.

Glue sticks, I have found, are not a permanent solution, whereas the tape and glue dots really grip!
Hope this helps!
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Crussol12 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist
Thanks for the link and the tips. For sure it helps.

The dots and tape are transparent?

I wonder about a spray adhesive. Every now and then I break down and use one. Usually when I'm trying to adhere a larger than normal (for me) piece of paper. But it seems like it might work on the reverse side of a transparency as well.
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hogret Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013
The glue dots are transparent, but visible.  You can actually use them as part of the overall design.

Have a look here

The tape is transparent and generally less visible.  It comes in a range of widths, too.

I've never tried adhesive spray, but it would be worth a shot, I think.
Collagistes do it by trial and error, after all!
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Crussol12 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist
Good info. Thanks.
I got me some tape today.

(a shot of spray adhesive ? pun intentional?)
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013
I'm not Margaret...and she is THE voice on this sort of thing, but where possible I like to use cold connections (eyelets, brads) to tack down the corners. If that's not possible, I'll use a special kind of glue called Diamond Glaze, which can blob if not worked quickly but is transparent when dry. My problem with regular glue and gel medium is that they leave an opacity, sometimes even brushstrokes. So I am as eager to hear from Margaret on this as you are.
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Crussol12 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist
Can you cover a large area with the Diamond Glaze? It looks like it's intended for smaller applications.
I hear you about the brushstrokes.
Again, what about a spray, putting aside for a minute their downsides.
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013
I use the Diamond Glaze in tiny THIN dots spaced as infrequently as possible to accomplish the job. This results in a little wiggle in the acetate, which can be cool if kind of creepy--it's actually a way to manipulate the surface effect. Another thing I've done is to Diamond Glaze the central area and then incorporate other collage elements over the edges of the acetate, for anchorage. I haven't had too much luck with spray because I can't control it. I tried it...going for a completely flat-looking adhered surface...but I couldn't achieve that.
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Crussol12 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist
Looks like I have to go to the UK for Diamond Glaze. I don't need much of an excuse to go to London but I'm not sure that will suffice.

Were you going for a completely flat-looking adhered surface with the acetate transparency? Or some other element?
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
It's hard to get a completely flat adhesion without brush strokes and some opacity, at least for me. My best results have been with high-gloss gel medium, if I need absolutely flat, but it's work of risk, trying to create what you visualize in your head.
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