Saturday afternoon I took a four-hour class at Pages in Progress with some friends. Our task was to create a collage using a storyboard template provided us in a kit.
Here is the collage I made; each piece involved a different technique using Ranger products: embossing, glittering, crackling, stamping, painting, masking, distressing, and so on.
I learned a few new things about myself in this class. Conceptual art is not my thing, too abstract for me. I’m not into grunge which I’m not even sure I understand. And while there’s a certain amount of messiness in the creative process, I like to be tidy while working and this project was very messy work.
At one point we were told to tear a hole in one of the pieces of paper so as to attach that gizmo in the picture with the chain that goes over to the key. When I heard the bit about tearing, my mouth popped open and out came: “I don’t think so.” My tiny hole-punch was put in use instead. I almost broke into tears when asked to mix paints on my nice neat craft mat (I substituted wax paper).