{KC Willis – Collage Camp}

Out for future publication in Somerset Magazines….

I had the pleasure of taking the “Collage Camp 2010” course with KC Willis this summer. My very first online class and it was worth every penny! :) The techniques I have learned are invaluable and my love for fabric has returned.

This collage was made using a favorite cabinet card I purchased last summer. The name on the back was “Cora Zell” and she was from Michigan. I love her little quirky face!

Sheahan School – Redford Township, Michigan

This collage was created using a scan of my Maternal Grandparents (Orla Ford and Jessie Simms) in front of the one-room schoolhouse they attended together as children. My Great Uncle William Simms and Great Aunt Florence Simms are also in the photo. I wanted my collage to have a “down on the farm” feel to it because my Grandparent’s came from farm families. I coffee stained the fabrics and used bits of old lace remnants (found on Ebay and Etsy), antique keys, a bible verse, metal photo corners,and vintage rhinestone jewelry.

The lace background is actually the sleeve from an old Victorian dress.

If you haven’t taken KC’s class, I really suggest you consider it. The techniques taught can be used in many different areas of mixed-media.


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