|Details added to the side of the collage.|
You can see the "before" in this post.
When I started taking my collages to The Purple Poppy, I decided I needed to step up my collages a little bit. The collages needed hangers on the back, no problem. But as I flipped each one over to attach the saw-tooth hanger, I discovered that the backs were ugly. Now, I know you're thinking, who cares? It is the back after all. But, it bothered me.
|The back of a collage, |
with paper, vintage stamp and sticker.
First, each flat, hard canvas board received a wooden box, rather than a frame, to elevate it. I built these boxes using scrap wood, and attached them with wood glue. Then I was able to add a saw-tooth hanger to the back. The boxes also allow the collage to sit, perhaps on a book shelf or end table.
I also decided to add some details. I felt that each collage (on hard canvas) needed to be backed in some kind of patterned paper. Then I also added one or two tiny details, a vintage button, an old postage stamp or a little word.
|With this collage, I added coordinating paper as well as wrapping |
collage elements around the edges.
The end result is that each collage is now a complete piece. I am so pleased with the results. Now, each of my collages is created with all the details in mind.
|Once a flat canvas collage, this now has depth and dimension. |
It feels and looks so much more complete.