Silver Crow Project

Silver Crow Project - The Collage

Well, Hello Again

I come bearing arty stuffs! No, I have not just been sat on my tush scrolling through Instagram, eating chocolate and watching NCIS back to back. That's only some of the time.

Way back in the summer I had to get eight pieces done as a summer project before starting at uni. I settled on the theme of Silver Crow. I tried to go all graffiti/street art at first - don't get excited - that didn't work, I just got high spray painting my workshop shelves a Barbie-esque pink and green. Seriously. #procrastination-win I'm going to revisit street art at a later point. When I've recovered from the horror.

So I started with something I struggle with equally as much... *insert doom laden voice here*  ...COLLAGE. Don't get me wrong, I do like collage. When other people do it. Me, not so much. I can't keep the page clean, I get gluey prints all over the place, stick stuff down then realise I should have stuck something else first - ack it's just a shambles. Let's face it. I'm Grunge with a capital G. So lets embrace that. Lets chuck some paint at this collage before we even start. Take away that "I'm going to screw this up with my grubby hands" fear.

I used some of my grey spray paints and a rather gorgeous 'Rose Fluorescent' paint from Pebeo. That's better. 
Whoopidooings: Carmen Wing - The Silver Crow Project - A grungy collage process
I went for a jackdaw in flight as my first image - whenever I see Silver Crow she is more often than not in flight or just taking off. The text I've used is from a dictionary sourced from a Plundered Pages pack I bought. It actually has mention of a White Crow in it. Had to get that in there.

This is how the final collage looks. It's hard to get a good photo of  - she's outlined in silver pen, not white. So her wings sparkle and shine. I'm not totally sure she's finished but I moved on to the next one as time was short. I am going to check over them all at some point with fresh eyes. See if anything leaps out at me.
Whoopidooings: Carmen Wing - The Silver Crow Project - A grungy collage
Whoopidooings: Carmen Wing - The Silver Crow Project - A grungy collage

For a collage fearing newb - I'm actually really pleased. Lesson learnt - Embrace the Grunge Monster. Work with, not against. It's not going anywhere - I've finally realised it's part of my style! I know - a lot of you could have told me that years ago. 

I'll be back soon with Silver Crow number 2! 
Thanks for stopping by today :)


  1. WOW!! this is beautiful Carmen! I know you love your silver crow - and she has turned out so well. convert to collage achieved I reckon. and I adore that pink!!

  2. I adore this so much - you do the - I'm not very good at it - you are joking right? It still blows me away! Fabulous to see you blogging again!

  3. Ooh loving her Carmen.... she turned out fantastic... xx

  4. Very bright and beautiful work!

    Ps. I did write and answer to your question on my blog.

    :) Sussie


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