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.

6 comments:

  1. Anonymous6:02 p.m.

    .......now 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

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

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

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  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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