Torn Paper Collage

There’s an artist named Elizabeth St. Hilaire who makes absolutely amazing Torn Paper Collages.  Lorna and I thought we’d try this process.

Oh man, after trying this, my hat goes off to anyone with the patience and skill to make pictures this way.  It is HARD!!!  And time consuming, and frustrating, and did I mention that it’s HARD?

I did a Cow, and Lorna started a Rooster.  We used torn napkins, and gift wrap, and fancy card stock, and paper torn out of newspapers, and most interestingly, acrylic “skins”.  When I do a Pour Painting, the paint drips off the painting and falls onto my work table, and dries into fantastic color combinations.  This seemed like a perfect use for them.

Here’s the (10″ x 10″) cow that I finished (Lorna painted over hers)

Detail of his nose – Acrylic Skin – Look at those Nostrils!

The rest are torn papers

We had a great day, as usual, but YIKES I will NOT be doing this process again!  I challenge you to try it.

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3 Responses to Torn Paper Collage

  1. Lorna says:

    Thanks again Cher, As usual I go into a fully stocked studio (every students dream), such a FUN and EXHAUSTING day….who knew is would be so time consuming.

  2. Jo says:

    Well done Cher. I would think this would be easier to do on a larger piece 🙂 This week I’ve been volunteering at the adjudication for the Sidney Fine Arts Show and saw some AMAZING art…including collages. This is my second year scribing for one of the three judges. What an education!

  3. Suz says:

    I love your work Cher .. what expression in the cows face !! Great work you guys !!

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