I don't do collage often, but I have done what
I call a white on white collage prior to painting my
watercolors. The only examples I have were done by my
students. They "tore" and pasted various papers onto
a watercolor sheet using metlyn paste. It's just the
stuff you use for paper mache. As for photos, you can
print them out on all sorts of paper or transfer them
to various papers using a copy machine. I'd be careful
using an ink jet cause the inks are not waterproof but
that might give you a great effect. Here are pics of
my eight graders doing a collage and painting over it.
Best of Luck, Woody
Nora Redfern wrote:
> I'm doing a sort of mixed media painting and need some advice on
> attaching things. I'm adding a recipe to the painting that I generated
> on the computer. I tried several different kinds of paper (regular,
> cardstock, tissue). Don't know what would be ideal and then how to
> attach? And then should I paint something over it like varnish or...?
> Also adding two photos of my parents that I scanned and copied onto
> photo paper. Again - how should I attach and should I seal over with
> I'm very new at all this and help is very appreciated!