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Saturday, May 10, 2014

Springtime in Paris, OR "Clarence Photobombs in France"

Alpha Stamps' theme for May is Springtime in Paris. Ah, so romantic. I'm not all that sappy, though, so I took a bit of a different tact. One of the collage sheets we were given is "Paris Postcards", which have reduced images of actual vintage postcards of France. I collect vintage postcards, so I really love this collage sheet. The colors and images are really wonderful. I decided to mount them on some artist trading blocks and other wooden blocks that I painted and then sanded. My original plan was to add other elements on top of the images for a Paris collage, but I loved the way the blocks looked with just the postcards on them, and I just couldn't bear to cover them up.

Enter Clarence. He just couldn't help inserting himself into every frame. 

I don't just cracks me up.

I did at least collage the backs of the blocks.

But I prefer Clarence.

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  1. I love this!!! Hope you don't mind if I "use this style" sometime. It's hilarious!!!

  2. I love Clarence!! What a cute idea...sure makes me smile. :)

  3. What fun! You definitely have an eye for this type of collage. I admire this in artist's like you. This is one of the few crafts that I DON'T have the eye for. :) Thanks for sharing. It has helped to brighten my day a bit more :)


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