SJJ – Photocopy collage

For this two page spread we were instructed to photocopy at least three of our journal spreads and pick out our favourite bits to re-use here.   I knew which bits I wanted to use in the main, but decided to use all of the photocopied pages.  I tore out the images I wanted to keep whole, the stencil figure, the face and the tree and glued them in place.  I then ripped up the rest into smallish pieces which I glued to the pages, sanded and then painted with a yellow wash which came out green – I did this a couple of times to get some depth to the colour.  I added the quote, which comes from a traditional women’s circle song, in between the washes.  I am happy with the finished effect.



In case you cannot see it the quote reads:

“Be careful what you lean on

It may not hold you up

Or lean freely

And be prepared to make an art of falling”


About Jill An artist inspired by nature in all her glorious guises and the ‘inner’ worlds I have inhabited in the past, present and future; also those of other wanderers I meet along the way.
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6 Responses to SJJ – Photocopy collage

  1. Steph says:

    LOL I especially appreciate the image and sentiment about being “prepared to make an art of falling”. I am still in the three-assed monkey stage of falling. I shall never make a decent ‘Camille’.

    This is wonderful work, Jill, which you are obviously investing in not only time-wise, but with true heart, thoughtful consideration, and welcomed intuition. I encourage you to continue, on and on and on. There is a wealth of life in you to express; I see it.


  2. Barbara says:

    These pages are wonderful, Jill and you accomplished your goal of depth by collaging so many bits and layering your color. Hope mine come out as well when I’m up to this.

  3. Kerry says:

    I love the layers of your work, both the layers of meaning & the layers of art – well done! Kerry

  4. paintinglady says:

    Oh! This is so good! and I love the quote, lol.

    Kari x

  5. You have been very busy this summer. What an amazing collection of journal pages you must have. I was just looking around and catching up from my move.

  6. kate says:

    hi – thanks for the comment on my blog. love your soul journal stuff – i think i’m at the back of the class when it comes to doing my homework!

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