Saturday, August 19, 2017

5 Steps to Creating a Successful Mixed Media Collage

Here is a little video
on some of my
for creating a successful mixed media collage..

of course there are so many things 
that contribute to successful work..

I would love to take longer to 
talk about why a piece is successful..

but here are my quick thoughts..
to elaborate on the video..

1. Texture, texture, texture
2. Main image or focal point- composition
3. Small conversation
4 Large conversation
5. Unification

to clarify,
Texture can be achieved in a million different ways..
The main image or the focal point of the collage can be small, but the composition 
must be cohesive..
The small and large conversation can be as simple as small and large print..
or small and large detail.. the large conversation is seeing the basic composition 
from far away and as you get closer there is interest that holds your attention..

finally.. unification ties the piece together, brings all the different elements into focus, and can be done with color, paint, or similar elements..

Have a spectacular weekend 
gentle viewers..



Diva Kreszl said...

Love all of these pieces! Thanks for sharing not only your process but also the wonderful book recommendations! As always your videos are a joy to watch. Looking forward to more!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I was quite impressed and learned a lot, especially about composition, something I'm no good with. Definitely food for thought.

Zue said...

Lovely to watch...thank you!
Sue x

Dorthe said...

Just wanted to say thank you again, sweet friend- a lovely time spend with you together, Cat. Hugs and loving thoughts to you.

bcurl said...

I really like these short videos - both the conceptual parts and the visual parts. Thanks for sharing!

froebelsternchen said...

Thank you for sharing your knowledge - this pieces are all so beautiful!

Carol said...

This was so helpful and informative and your work is beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing!

Caterina Giglio said...

Diva! You are so welcome! Thanks for watching! Enjoy the books!

Caterina Giglio said...

Dr. E .. Composition is so easy.. You just arrange your elements like puzzle pieces to keep the eye focused and entertained! X

Caterina Giglio said...

Sue, thanks so much! X

Caterina Giglio said...

Hi Dorthe, thank you dear for viewing, so glad you enjoy the little videos! Xoxox

Caterina Giglio said...

Bcurl, thanks so much, I appreciate your viewership! Glad you enjoy them!

Caterina Giglio said...

Susi, thank you! So happy you enjoyed the video and my work! X

Caterina Giglio said...

Thanks so much, Carol, I so appreciate your feedback! X

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