If you refer back to my blog post about the new table, you can just slightly see the piece in its first stage of life! Below are close-ups of each one in its final stage. They are sister collages, and can be displayed separately or apart. Click on the photos for a closer view.
It's hard to pick a favorite of the two. But one of my favorite places is the lower right corner of the second one: the yellow and pink shading over the list and the old advertisement, and the photo of the dog popping out over it.
Below you can see how they looked before I framed them. The collages are mounted onto quarter-inch plywood covered in pecan, which is what makes the stripes. We treated the wood with tung oil before mounting the collages.
I was inspired by a flower I saw in a piece of fabric I'd used in another project, and to make the piece a little less busy and more focused, I used the flower as a centerpiece. It helps bring all the colors of the various components of the collage together. Components include an interior paint sample card, picture and article cut-outs from a catalog and a magazine, two photos Ashley herself took, buttons, paper flowers, a doily, pattern paper, butterfly ribbon, felt flowers, a page from a dictionary, and some quotes that seem to fit Ash's personality.
You guessed it! Here are photos of the collage in her house!