First Photo Collage

I’ve been doing small 5″x8″ for a few years now, and it’s been more by intuition or intention on a subject.  This time I decided to try to create one by using a photograph and recreating it in a fashion using strips of paper.  I saw a photo that Kathleen Jennette posted awhile ago and asked her if I could use it and she said yes.  Here is the original:

Kathleen and the lemon photo_contrast mod

I just finished the photo collage.  It still needs some touch-up, and the plan is to coat it with an acyrlic matte, but I’m excited to show it off.  It was very challenging, but it was also a lot of fun putting together.  Let me know what you think!

woman and lemon collage scaled down050520

Update 5/6/20:  I learned about a cool (free) editing program from Jen Goldie and decided to try it on the collage.  Look what glass effect did to it:

woman and lemon collage with glass effect 050620

Jen, this is wonderful.  Thank you for telling me about it!

36 Comments Add yours

  1. Gina says:

    very nice!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Gina 🙂

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re so

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  2. memadtwo says:

    Fabulous!! Great texture and I love the colors too. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Kerfe, thank you very much.

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      1. memadtwo says:

        And you’re going to do more, right?

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        1. msjadeli says:

          I will do more, yes, not right away probably.

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  3. badfinger20 says:

    Very cool Lisa!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Max. Sorry I’ve been falling behind on reading yours, Hans, and other blogs. A2Z took it out of me and the collage took a lot of time.

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      1. badfinger20 says:

        Lisa that is fine. Life puts us behind. Heck I just finally finished with the Steve Earle you did Saturday night…I do like the collage.
        You take your time!

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Thanks and yes, no rush is the best practice for now.

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  4. Jen Goldie says:

    Great job! I think it looks like lots of fun! I think I’ll try it sometime soon. I’ve collected lots of clippings. Hmmmm 😊🤔

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Jen 🙂 It is a lot of fun! It took awhile, but I have time on my hands.

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      1. Jen Goldie says:

        Don’t we all have time on our hands!! 😊 I’m gonna try it!

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Can’t wait to see it 🙂

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  5. Very impressed to see the detail in something so small. You must have good eyes!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I blew the picture up and printed it out bigger, went over the main lines with a pencil as the template, then put tracing paper over it to outline it again.

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  6. Benn Bell says:

    Great idea!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Benn!

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  7. That’s amazing! I’ve never seen anything like it!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Keith 🙂 If you look at it closely, you’ll see it got better towards the bottom of it, as I went from top to bottom and had started getting the knack after awhile.

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  8. Very beautiful. I would love to make your acquaintance. Are you on Facebook?

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Neel. No, I dropped facebook. My policy is never to meet anyone from the blogging community in real life, sorry.

      Like

  9. Jen Goldie says:

    You’re welcome Lisa. Look what glass did to it PERFECT! I’m happy you tried the edit program 😊

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  10. Lael-Heart says:

    Oh its beautiful! So fun and clever ❤

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much, Lael ❤

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  11. Cool! It must have been time consuming but the results are spectacular! ❤️

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thank you very much, Punam. You’re right it took awhile to do it, but it was relaxing.

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      1. You are welcome.
        Yes, I know what you mean…true labour of love. 🙂

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  12. Wow. This is just beautiful. I think you have captured the subject’s feeling as well as depicting it as it looks. And what a mysterious image, certainly makes me think there is a story here – the person just about to reach up and pick it? Or just look at it? And the aqua/ gold colors, a vibrant combination (and a favorite of mine). I also enjoy your paper choices (looking at the actual paper as it is, itself, vs the role it plays in collage – I enjoy doing that!). I’m so happy that the technique worked out for you, too. Thanks for showing me the results!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Claudia. I’m so happy I ran across your post. Your tips were appreciated ❤
      The paper choices are magazine clippings. The blues all came from a photo out of National Geographic, of a giant iceberg! I would like to try and make my own colors on paper though. It was a lot of fun putting it together. Acrylic matte is on the way, and I have permanent glue on order as well 🙂

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      1. Making your own colored papers is a pleasure just in itself, never mind then you have nice material for collages. I think you will enjoy it.

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