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A Man, Specs and Beads

I’ve gotten a bit off course here, but now have some time to catch up after a busy week. I have to admit, I am having so much fun with this Off the Cuff series, it’s all I want to work on, but some days I just have to put it aside and try to get some other things done! Stay tuned, because I am very excited about the next 10 collages. They are complete and waiting to be photographed!

So without further ado, here are the missing Numbers 8 and 9, and 11:

008 Man with Moves

008 Man with Moves

008 Man with Moves by Elaine Brady Smith

008 Man with Moves is probably my least favorite collage so far! And I probably shouldn’t say that out loud, but I’m not real fond of this one. Maybe I was foul while creating it and now that same mood haunts me when I look at it! Oh well, it’s in the mix so I’ll just move on now.

This collage is 5 x 7 and mounted and matted with a tan colored mat to fit 8.5 x 11 frame (frame not included). It includes an article from a vintage fan magazine about Julius Irving, vintage typed page, hand painted tissue paper, scrapbook paper, corrugated cardboard, vintage rubber stamp car image, painted newsprint, gummed label and stamped silk tissue.

You can purchase this collage for $15.00 plus $3.00 shipping by clicking the Buy it Now button below or email me at elainebradysmith@comcast.net.



009 X Ray Specs

009 X Ray Specs

009 X Ray Specs by Elaine Brady Smith

As much as I didn’t like the last one, I love this collage!!! It’s fun and funny! Just the look on that guys face makes me laugh! And the thought of someone way back when buying these glasses just cracks me up! Let me know if you had a pair!!!

009 X Ray Specs is 5 x 7 and mounted and matted with a black colored mat to fit 8.5 x 11 frame (frame not included). It includes a vintage ad and print from a 1970’s fan magazine, vintage postage stamp, printed papers, stamped silk paper, painted newsprint, handwritten paper, and a little Caran ‘d Ache for color.

You can purchase this collage for $15.00 plus $3.00 shipping by clicking the Buy it Now button below or email me at elainebradysmith@comcast.net.



011 Love Beads

011 Love Beads

011 Love Beads by Elaine Brady Smith

And the final missing collage, 011 Love Beads is 5 x 7 and mounted and matted with a cream colored mat to fit 8.5 x 11 frame (frame not included). It includes hand dyed paper, painted and stamped tissue paper, stamped silk tissue, and painted newsprint.

You can purchase this collage for $15.00 plus $3.00 shipping by clicking the Buy it Now button below or email me at elainebradysmith@comcast.net.



As always, thanks for looking and Happy Collaging!!!

Sunday in August

There is that late summer feeling in the air on today. You can almost hear a pin drop in my neighborhood. Very quiet and very unusual, but I am enjoying it and spending time in the studio! Here are my two collage offerings for today. A bit out of order due to some bad photographs that I took a few days ago. Oh well, I’ll just have to snap those over again! But here is collage Number 010 and 012!

010 Nifti Thrift

010 Nifti Thrift

010 Nifti Thrift by Elaine Brady Smith

010 Nifti Thrift is a 5 x 7 collage on Bristol board. It includes magazine pages, vintage printed papers, vintage book end paper, vintage bank and phone book pages, and stamped silk paper. It is mounted and matted with a cream colored mat to fit an 8.5 x 11 frame (frame not included).

This collage can be purchased for $15.00 plus $3.00 shipping by clicking the Buy it Now button below or email me at elainebradysmith@comcast.net.

SOLD

012 Destination

012 Destination by Elaine Brady Smith

012 Destination by Elaine Brady Smith

012 Destination is one of my favorite collages so far. It is 5″ x 7″ and includes painted tissue papers, bark paper, printed and stamped newsprint, and printed Lokta paper. It is mounted and matted with a cream colored mat to fit 8.5 x 11 frame (frame not included).

This collage can be purchased for $15.00 plus $3.00 shipping by clicking the Buy it Now button below or email me at elainebradysmith@comcast.net.

SOLD

Two New Collages

006 Formfit

006 Formfit

Knowing myself, I need to move along a bit quicker with this project. I have recently read that one of the signs of a creative person is a short attention span. Well, okay I’ll admit it!!! I get bored very easily!!! I’m constantly looking ahead to see what’s next!!! And I am very anxious to show you all of the collages that are finished. So I will be speeding up the process and posting multiples for a while.

Here is collage 006 Formfit. It is 5″ x 7″ on Bristol board and includes a vintage French magazine advertisement, dress pattern tissue, printed napkin, vintage typed page, painted newspaper, and stamped silk tissue, and it has a nice golden colored tone done with Caran d’Ache. This collage is mounted and matted with a black colored mat to fit an 8.5 x 11 frame (frame not included).

This collage can be purchased for $15.00 plus $3.00 shipping by clicking the Buy it Now button below or email me at elainebradysmith@comcast.net.



007 Trust Fund

007 Trust Fund

Today’s second collage is 007 Trust Fund. It is a 5″ x 7″ collage on Bristol board. It includes a diagram from a vintage motor book, handwritten text, a vintage recipe page, scrapbook paper, painted newsprint, and stamped silk tissue. It is mounted and matted with a black colored mat to fit an 8.5″ x 11″ frame (frame not included).

This collage can be purchased for $15.00 plus $3.00 shipping by clicking the Buy It Now button below, or contact me at elainebradysmith@comcast.net.

Thanks for looking and Happy Collaging!!!




005 Received

005 Recieved

Here is Number 5 in the Off the Cuff collage series. Moving right along!!!

005 Received is a busy collage. Lots going on here! This one has many scrap elements that have been in the collage box for quite some time. It includes a vintage railroad bridge image transfer, vintage “R” stamped on silk paper, painted and stenciled newspaper, brown paper bag, vintage fabric stamp on crystalline paper (the blue floral), rubber stamp on silk paper, printed napkin, and vintage postage rubber stamps on dirty paper. Whew!!!

This 5″ x 7″ collage is done on Bristol board, mounted and matted with a black colored mat to fit an 8.5″ x 11″ frame (frame not included).

You can purchase this collage for $15.00 plus $3.00 shipping. Purchase by clicking the Paypal Buy It Now button below, or email me at elainebradysmith@comcast.net.

Happy Collaging!!!

 




004 Maine Rails

004 Maine Rails

Today’s collage is actually one of the first in this series, but it wasn’t completed until it became Number 4. It is named Maine Rails, for the inclusion of a page about the Maine rail line from a vintage railroad catalog. I’ll be going to Maine in a few weeks for an encaustic retreat, so Maine is on my mind.

This 4.5″ x 6.6″ collage was originally done in a notebook, torn out from the book and mounted on Bristol board. It includes vintage children’s book page, Stencil Girl stenciling, rice paper, printed painted newspaper, a vintage handwritten scrap and transparent papers. I just love creating collage from the scraps on my work table!!!

004 Maine Rails is mounted on Bristol board and matted with a black colored mat, ready to drop into an 8.5″ x 11″ frame (frame not included).

THIS COLLAGE HAS BEEN SOLD