to create this collage. I was still trying to simplify and use square or rectangular shapes, with limited colors. I think I managed to do that more in this collage than those I made previously. The three photos are actually just one. . . it is a black-and-white picture of a kind of trash heap in my mother-in-law's barn, including old tools and straw and buckets, etc. I cut them with really no regard to content, but more to size.
The red at the top of the collage was created from some discontinued crackle paste I got on sale at JoAnn's a long time ago. It didn't crackle. . . I must have missed something in the directions, or maybe that's why it was discontinued. . . but I did discover that I can apply thick textures to tissue paper with a pallette knife. I like doing it that way. . . easier and more control than a brush.
You will just have to trust me on this: This collage looks really great in person. It's sitting on my family room mantle. I may have to keep this one, even frame it. Or make more . . .