Photoshop digital collage

First time in a while that I've made some collage pieces using scans of photographic sources and Photoshop. Usually I begin by scanning some hand-made elements but this is all scans and digital work. The images of the woman and text I scanned and digitally cut are from the pages of a woman's magazine from the late 1940s. Textures and colour shapes created in Photoshop.

 

 

Packing tape image transfer

Using clear packing tape to transfer images, I layered them onto other papers in my sketchbook. It's a very simple technique using wide clear packing tape to stick on images and text found in old magazines, laser prints and photocopies.

  1. Firmly press the tape onto the image.
  2. Place the taped paper in some warm water
  3. After a few minutes gently rub the back of the paper until all the paper has been removed and only the ink of the image remains.
  4. The tape will regain it's tackiness when it dries.

Tip: Taped images can be stored on greaseproof paper sticky side down until needed.

Hand-made artist book

An unusual technique to make a book. Pull to open and twist and push in to close. This is my first attempt using some of my photographs and text on the pages. Man's face in centre of paper on opened inside page was snapped from a race to space documentary on TV.

Front of book cut to a circle so paper behind is partially shown.

Front of book cut to a circle so paper behind is partially shown.

Inside of book which is about 4 times the size of the book when closed

Inside of book which is about 4 times the size of the book when closed

Flip side of previous book page

Flip side of previous book page

Back cover of book when closed.

Back cover of book when closed.