No, no, no....
not that kind of bad.
Just the ugly kind of bad.
The way-too-much-going-on-here-maybe-I-shouldn't-have-added-that-orange-paint kind of bad.
Just before I was about to throw a few bad collages in the trash, I realized I shouldn't waste a perfectly good substrate (a.k.a recycled cereal box).
Out came the gesso.
And lots of layers of paint.
Ugly collage #1 became this:
I rather like it now.
Ugly collage #2 became this:
(I will probably add a little something to it later. or maybe not.)
And now for some weekend collages that didn't end up covered in gesso:
|(this was one of my gelatin prints, made on a dictionary page. glued down a little found poetry.)|
Avoid the cigarettes, but keep the gesso handy.