In my pursuit of materials to use as a base for my multi-media collages, I often look for wood - nice, thick pieces that be hammered/nailed/wired for attaching found objects. And I like to look for ideas in unlikely spots - because you don't need expensive supplies or fancy materials to make art.
I found great wooden square frames at the dollar store - unfinished, unadorned, unpretentious - a perfect blank canvas. Here's one of my completed creations-
|eat by amy duncan|
Another place where I often look for supplies is Lowe's ( I work in the Paint Dept. so its easy to scope out ideas for projects.) In the lumber dept., I came across cedar fence post caps - a nice solid finished piece of wood with routed edges. Here's my first completed collage using a post cap as a base -
|grow by amy duncan|
There will be plenty of these "square" collages at our booth - all different designs, all different themes.
And did you notice the special promo at the top of the page - you can get two free admission tickets to the show via this online link....gotta love free!