Collage Painting Process Video
Collage is a very easy way to add images, words and symbols that don't require you to be great at rendering realistic images. It can be helpful to keep a small box or folder and tear or cut out interesting images you run across in magazines, flyers, cards, old photographs etc. Then you can just let your unconscious mind select them when you are ready to create a page. Some people do collage alone and layer images and cover the whole page. I prefer to use then as elements and then I paint over, under and around them with craft acrylic paint. Then when it dries I go in with drawing media like charcoal or markers to add details and bring the image together. Some people also use clear acrylic gesso to cover the entire page when they are painting and drawing over collage because it is toothy and makes the whole surface more uniform and receptive to other media.