Thursday, February 26, 2009

Dubious documents

[(c) colette copeland, available on eBay]
Still in Irish mode (see last post), I tackled the pile of vintage papers and ephemera that I brought back from Ireland, and set about making my own "dubious documents" in the manner of Nick Bantock. Along with Lenore Tawney, Bantock is a major influence on my collage work.
I used originals, so I took my time with them and made sure I had the design right first. When using an original document, the last thing I want to do is ruin it.

It was very satisfying.


  1. Anonymous6:02 p.m. this is an example of when my heart goes pitter patter!....Absolutely love these....yes it must have been a bit scarey because there was no going back.Had that been me doing it, I would have had to practice on about ten copies first....and then wouldn't have got it right!....So pleased you are taking a short break, because I am still having to sit on my hands...and it's hard going!

    Anon the Elder.....OOOOO

  2. Good work! Love the effect!
    I'm always in an Irish mood when it is time for Irish soda bread and tea!

  3. I love your dubious documents Colette, although I think of them as rejuvented. But "dubious documents" has a certain ring, doesn't it?

  4. Ohh, Colette, you are making my mouth water showing these beautiful pieces of vintage paper. I love your posts =) They make my heart sing~


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