Next I decided to create a big collage (about 24x30 on matboard) for backgrounds. It is also a way for me to "backtrack" and get back to my roots of collage....and it is a jumpstart for these small pieces.
The next step is to identify some interesting areas that could be cropped out of this collage. I measure a few boxes and then start cutting out an appropriately sized piece.
I prepare the box for the image by spreading glue all over the inside, then put the image inside and weight it until the glue dries. The box will now be waiting for the addition of some 3-D objects.
Here I pick out a small piece of the collage for another small box.
This photo shows 3 boxes with backgrounds glued in and awaiting the dimensional objects that will complete them.
Here's a small one that's complete. Finished size is about 4x4 inches.
And here's what's left of the big collage. Plenty for more backgrounds.
Will announce that August winner tomorrow. Stay tuned!