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First attempt at traditional collage .. thanks to a suggestion by *mcdermid.

Used an old blueprint of an experimental orange grove plot as the background, decorative tissue paper, a business card, flowers and trim from a greeting card. The women picking oranges are from a cover of a local fruit shipping company catalog.

Thanks for looking :)
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011
Like this! Lovely composition!
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Piarvi-Recherreen Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
i first thought it was one of your works, laura :o
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sandpiper764 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011
Hey thanks! I need to do more with layers, I think .. it's a bit flat. Had a lot of fun with this, though, I think it could be quite addictive!
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011
Oh, it is definitely addictive. Expressing oneself through paper scraps is the best medicine. And if layers are your thing, they will happen. I myself love layers!
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sandpiper764 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
Me too, just need to work at it :)
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chalutplease Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
Oh my goodness. It took me a minute to figure out you weren't doing it digitally! What an ambitious project but one that sounds like fun.
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sandpiper764 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
It was fun ! I've become fascinated with collage .. I've seen some great works here and wanted to try it myself. This is nowhere near what I want to do, but I've got to start somewhere.

It's kind of hot for photography these days, isn't it?
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chalutplease Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
It's very hot for photography these days! Without anything decent to do indoor photography with its been pretty boring so like you I've been learning new things. Nothing as sensational as collage though, just processing of photos and how to use layers, masks and textures.

What you ended up with may not have been what you wanted but it was very interesting and like you said...we have to start somewhere.
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sandpiper764 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
I think that adding layers, masks and textures is simply a form of digital collage. I love to play with these.
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chalutplease Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
I have to agree but I haven't yet figured out a good way to "cut out" the pieces I want and put them together without being able to tell. I've tried masking and I've tried making selections but I'm not quite getting it. That's ok, I've got another couple of months before my time isn't my own again.
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sandpiper764 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
I'm not that experienced either .. picked up the rudimentary elements of Photoshop in a digital photography class that I took at a local college. Learned enough to play, but I can't really piece stuff together either.

That's probably covered in the second course .. haven't signed up yet for that.
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chalutplease Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
lol! I haven't signed up for any course yet! I got some books at the library book sale and I've been relying on the friendly souls here and at RedBubble to help me along. It's kind of hard to ask how to do something when you don't know what to call it or most of the vocabulary in the reply but trying some of it has been fun anyway.
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