Wednesday, 3 November 2021

Collage - Black to White

 I'm continuing my collage journey and using prompts from Randel Plowman's The Collage Workbook.  
Challenge 3 is using shades of black to white.  I collected so many scraps I had more than enough to make two collages, although I think I prefer the top one.

I also made another white collage (you can see my previous white collage here).
I made it alongside last week's white collage but it really wasn't working for me. So before finally binning it I played around with it and added some buttons and somehow it seemed to work and bring it all together. 

And finally, I printed off some textures for a future collage and this is how my desk looked last night.  I grabbed a quick photo before tackling the roller and glass plate - the one job I don't like doing when I've been printing!

I'm linking up with Julia over at WOYWW this week.


  1. Oh be still my beating heart! I adore monochrome stuff as you probably know so these really appeal - the top one is fab but it’s the butterfly that captured my heart, utterly gorgeous!
    Inky brayers….eurgh…
    HUgs LLJ 5 xxx

  2. I love where you are going with these collages, the white is lovely and you were so right to wait before binning. Of the two B&W ones I find it hard to have a preference because they both work but to be honest I might come down on the butterfly one. I think it's that tree that does it for me and the buttons again.
    Hugs, Neet 12 xx

  3. Super duper collages. The butterfly one is great as well as the raven one. Equally the white on love the embroidery on that one, will be good to get back to some embroidery myself.

    Nice to be back at my desk after the trauma of hand surgery, not completely fixed as my wrist is jolly sore and my thumb isn't moving fully yet, could be a few more months but I can do most things again just need to be jolly careful. BJ#15

  4. Thanks for your lovely comments Diana. It means so much to me to feel loved by so many friends and I'm sure it has helped in my recovery.
    I really love what you've been making....there really is something special about how you put fabrics together.
    Annie x #8

  5. Three fabulous collages, all equally amazing and I am glad you persevered with the white one. Happy WOYWW Angela #14

  6. I think Monochrome makes you study the picture more. They are lovely. I also like the look of your printed pieces in the last photo - interesting! xx Jo

  7. Love love the collages. So gorgeous. Thanks fur visiting. Helen #3

  8. Oh, you mean real printing..and there was I assuming you meant from the computer! I should know better!!
    See, it’s all in the subjective eye of the beholder because my preference is for the second collage, but you probably prefer the first because it adheres to rules and geometry and such that I know nothing about! And I’m with you, cleaning off those amounts of solid colours is a job to be avoided….gloves to the ready!

  9. I so love collage and haven't done any since I retired from teaching but plan to get back to it once the Christmas cards are finished.....and the MDF of course. I've just bought the book Extraordinary Things to Cut Out and Collage by Maria Rivans though to be honest I have enough magazines to cut into without anything else but the ideas are interesting too. We shall see! Your pieces are just amazing, you have an eye for putting these pieces together and I love them. Wishing you a very happy and creative woyww, Angela x17x

  10. Hi Diana! All the collages are lovely, I love a B&W theme! I like the collage with the butterfly best! The butterfly pops, and everything else is very well laid out. Have fun with it! Have a great week, Lindart #23

  11. Oh your collages are so cool, I have been trying to dabble in collage too, it is fun, glad you didn't give up on the white one, like what you have added to it!

  12. Oh WoW...loving your collages, The tones are so unusual, but magnificent My collage works need a lot of help !!! They all remind me of a winter wonder land Thanks for stopping by and enjoy a great week.

  13. I so love your collages. Happy WOYWW. Take care and stay safe, With love & God bless, Caro xxx (#16)

  14. Oh Diana, I simply love your monochrome collages! Your compositions and contrasts are so exactly right! Monochrome is so stylish, isn't it. So you and I both, have been doing it this week! Thank you for your lovely coment about my blue and white cards - blue and white is such a great combo, isn't it. I thoroughly enjoyed making those. At first I wasn't sure about the non-matching of the Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink which is a lighter shade than the card, but on balance I think it makes a good contrast. I want to do some more of this sort of thing, possibly with Kraft, black and white which has attracted me for some time now - I've seen fabulous Zentangles done in that combination. I can't wait for my new mandala stamp to arrive as I've got plans for that!!

    The kitties are very good at synchronised sleeping. I've now got quite a few photos of them in symmetrical design. One of those photos I showed this week would have been better if my hubby hadn't come barging in just as I was grabbing the camera, which of course made them move! They are, of course, highly decorative in their own way with their beautiful markings. I had to make the Kitty Throw to co-ordinate with them haha!

    Thank you for your good wishes re my hubby's colonoscopy. Yes, it's a bit of a pain. However, he's had one before (when the diverticular disease was diagnosed) so he knows the ropes. He's now got an appointment for 26th, and a phone appointment this weekend which will presumably be some sort of pre-assessment discussion. I am just glad I shall never have to have another one - I was told I would need them every 2 years but after the 2nd one when mye colon cancer was diagnosed, the surgery put an end to that forever! Every cloud has a silver lining!

    Happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi x #18

  15. Stunning mono collages Diana. The buttons are right, too.
    Take care and happy WOYWW
    Lynnecrafts 13

  16. I really like the first collage! I've never been good at doing these. The white on white is gorgeous!
    Thanks for the visit and have a great week!
    Carol N #22

  17. SUch fabulous pieces Diana. SO glad you decided to add to the last piece rather than binning it. Stay safe and Happy WOYWW. Sarah #4

  18. The monochromatic neutral zone is so calming, and somehow leaves the brain clear to see so many details and subtle textures. I'm so happy the white one didn't hit the bin - the buttons have clearly solved whatever problems you were having with it because it's beautiful. I love the first one too, with that tiny hint of blushing sunrise warmth. Lovely as ever.
    Alison x