Saturday, May 17, 2014

Porch Therapy

I love the little porch on the back of our house.
It is a 3 season, but I have an electric heater that warms it up in the winter.
The cats love it, too, as it catches the afternoon sun for their lounging pleasure!


There is an old butcher block table there that I never have to worry about messing up.
Today I set to work with some napkins, tissue paper and methyl cellulose wallpaper paste
and did some collaging. I started with a piece of freezer paper, shiny side up.


I ripped and cut the napkins and tissue, along with some scraps I had of 
handmade papers, layering them with the paste. The methyl cellulose 
was suggested by my collage class instructor, the great Amy Ropple.
I had some left over from our last class, so it was synchronicity! 


More layering...


And done! For now!
I carefully peeled it from the freezer paper when it was dry
and taped it onto the porch window for this picture,


You could also use Mod Podge for this, but the methyl cellulose
is less sticky and dries with a matte finish. I used a flat brush to spread it.
Later, I did a second collage, in a different color scheme.



I was inspired by this video by Suzi Dennis.

Hope you're having a very good weekend!

8 comments:

Cindy Coghill said...

Very pretty Judy. I love how you can see through it when you put it up to the window. Gives it another dimension that adds to its beauty.
You have a beautiful porch. How I would love lounging out there right now.
Cindy

Jennifer Richardson said...

what a clever beauty:)
I just love that you sit down
and create just for the sweet
joy of it all....and such treasures you craft.
happy weekend to you, too,
friend,
Jennifer

Gayle said...

Oh, this turned out great! :)I can't wait to show my daughter your results. Beautiful!

Libby Fife said...

I do love that porch, Judy! Glad that you are busy with some art in that special place:)

Anne Butera said...

Lovely! And what fun.

I miss having a porch. Yours looks like just the place to spend time being creative and getting a nice view of the changing seasons.

Anne Butera said...

Lovely! And what fun.

I miss having a porch. Yours looks like just the place to spend time being creative and getting a nice view of the changing seasons.

sharon said...

What a lovely space! and look at the green and the blooms just outside your windows! Happy to see the space sets you free to create and just enjoy the process.

Simone said...

I like your porch too Judy! Lovely creative collage work and what a lovely setting in which to do it! x