Creative Assemblage

After teaching dimensional collages on canvases for a few years, I had students beginning to request a longer (two day) workshop where they could incorporate more in-depth construction techniques incorporating a variety of different mediums for creating stunning projects. A few experiments and iterations of creating diptychs, The Creative Assemblage was born!

This diptych is created with using to open wooden frames as the base of the project. The front of the diptych features a colored and textured upcycled tin box, which opens to reveal an image transfer on metal with a resin finish. The cover of the tin box holds an altered paint brush topped with a paper clay embellishment. Dresden trim is used to frame the edge of the wood frame.

When opened, the diptych reveals an awe inspiring layered collage of found objects and a pocket watch created using ICE Resin. The background of the diptych is sculpted fabric, which is then colored (like the found objects) with a variety of different metallic paints and mica powders.

Often times, the backside of a project is often neglected – but not with the Creative Assemblage! A smaller version of the collage found on the inside of the diptych is carried over to the backside, layering a variety of different found objects and other elements over a rich background created with a variety of different texture pastes, sprinkled with glass glitter and other inclusions.