Tag: Collage

Butterflies and Flowers Mixed Media Collage Painting

Three mixed media collage paintings that I finished up recently. Hope to sell these at the Bellefonte Art Gallery.

Butterflies and Flowers Mixed Media Collage Painting by Trilby Works

Butterflies and Flowers Mixed Media Collage Painting by Trilby Works

Butterflies and Flowers Mixed Media Collage Painting by Trilby Works

Butterflies and Flowers Mixed Media Collage Painting by Trilby Works

Butterflies and Flowers Mixed Media Collage Painting by Trilby Works

Butterflies and Flowers Mixed Media Collage Painting by Trilby Works

If you like these and want to make your own, see my directions for a similar piece here.

See my Pinterest board, below, for inspiration.

A Springtime Celebration: Bottlecap Collaged Flower Painting

For me, artwork inspired by the beauty of springtime is all about color: vibrant sky blue, vivid new growth green, and sprinkles of crocus purple, bold orange, sunbeam yellow, and rich pink. And my favorite part of spring is the explosion of flowers in my garden.

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A Springtime Celebration

In this trio of works, I started with canvas board and painted a background of blue and green. I added canvas flower shapes topped with bottle caps attached with heavy gel medium. I drew abstract flowers in Adobe Photoshop and printed them out onto thick paper, cut them out with a punch and glued them into the beer caps with matte medium.

A Springtime Celebration

A Springtime Celebration

Two of the collages have green floral wire for flower stems with leaves made from paper clay and painted green. The other piece uses green twine from the dollar store for the stems with folded and cut masking tape for leaves.

A Springtime Celebration 3

A Springtime Celebration 3

I covered the entire surface of all three canvasses with Liquitex pouring medium for a shiny, glassy finish to reflect the brilliance of spring.

This was a really fun project, with a happy, cheerful result! These paintings will be available for sale at the Bellefonte Art Gallery soon.

If you like collage flower paintings, check out my Pinterest board:

Follow Trilby Works’s board Collage Painting: Happy Flowers on Pinterest.

Texture in Art and Collage Painting

Texture is one of the elements of design that refers to the surface quality in a work of art, whether two-dimensional or three-dimensional. Texture in painting is often expressed with layers of paint built up in various areas to indicate form or to supply energy or movement to the work. In collage painting, texture is very easy to achieve using any number of found materials as texture tools, along with different acrylic mediums.

Here are a few examples of backgrounds I’ve created for my collage painting:

I’ve used layers of paint and acrylic mediums like soft and heavy gel medium, glass beads medium, and stucco paint effect medium. I used found objects like toilet paper rolls to imprint circle shapes, bubble wrap to stamp dots on my canvas, and cardboard, sticks, plastic, and more to incise lines or patterns. And that’s just the background! I then continue on, adding more elements such as scrap papers, photos, tape, and embellishments.

Of course, texture is also evident in other forms of art, including fiber art, pottery, jewelry, furniture-making and more, as seen in my Etsy treasury, Texturium.

Texture also exists in nature and in many aspects of our lives. See my Pinterest board for the many examples of textures in life, nature, art, and our everyday world:



Please pin this!!!

Texture in Art and Collage Painting Graphic by Trilby Works

Texture in Art and Collage Painting Graphic by Trilby Works

Orange Dictionary Paper Flowers Collage Painting

Just finished this set of three collage paintings featuring orange dictionary paper flowers on a green collaged background.

Happy Orange Dictionary Paper Flowers Collage Painting

Happy Orange Dictionary Paper Flowers Collage Painting

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See my tutorial section to learn how I made them.

The Hippo Jumped Over The Moon Collage Painting

The Hippo Jumped Over The Moon Collage Painting

The Hippo Jumped Over The Moon Collage Painting

Hippo Collage Paintings

I am finally able to get back into the studio to finish up some canvasses I started earlier this year. I made these backgrounds without really knowing what I would put on them, but then I remembered that everything is better with a hippo on it!

The Hippo Jumped Over The Moon Collage Painting

The Hippo Jumped Over The Moon Collage Painting

I make these with acrylic paint on a stretched canvas with old French dictionary paper cut outs for the hippo shapes. I color the dictionary pages with colored pencil, acrylic paint, charcoal pencils, or alcohol ink.

Zen Hippo Sits Quietly Collage Painting

Zen Hippo Sits Quietly Collage Painting

Happy Birthday Hippo With Balloons Collage Painting by Trilby Works

Happy Birthday Hippo With Balloons Collage Painting by Trilby Works

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