Yesterday was the last day of the first week at the exhibition space and we were delighted to hold the mixed media workshop via collage artists Tracey Eastham.
First of all we were introduced to the idea that using negative space we can create an image, a reverse stencil if you like, and gain results that are simple but very effective. Selecting images from books, calendars, maps and materials bought in we started to pull out objects or scenes that we then traced the outline using tracing paper.
The tracing paper is then turned around on the back of a desired pattern and redrawn leaving an imprint for us to then cut out using a scalpal. This then reveals a beautiful paper cut without much freehand needed.