Everyday Collage

I often walk to work, and my eyes frequently land on materials that suggest some of the papers I could use in collage. Sometimes it’s the reverse – a new type of paper arrives at the store, and I’ll see a similar surface on the way home, and a new collage idea emerges. Here’s a list of some of the things I see, followed by images of some of the papers I like:

  • Large brush marks in the cement of a driveway
  • Slate tiles
  • Pockmarked concrete panels
  • Ribbed concrete
  • The polished and worn floor of Village By The Grange
  • Weathered fence lumber
  • Big day lilies
  • Fallen leaf stains on the sidewalk
  • Tangle of vines
  • Tree bark
  • Worn leather bike seat
  • Wet cement
  • Grass clippings
  • And rust, rust, rust

Textured Paper 1

Textured Paper 2

Textured Paper 3

Textured Paper 4

Textured Paper 5


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