Sunday, August 19, 2012

Smoothie Shop

This collage is special, as I made it to celebrate my real life romantic counterpart, whom I met in a smoothie shop.

I'm particularly  proud of, I think, perfectly emulating the shape of that person's face.  I don't think he wants me to include a side-by-side comparison, but I swear it looks just like this!
Unfortunately, getting this collage mounted was one of the all-time WORST experiences I've ever had. I got a call only about five minutes after I dropped it off at the framing shop and was told that a sheet of construction paper had been GLUED ON TOP OF MY COLLAGE!

I can't even tell you how sad I was! I'd been working on this collage all week!  I thought it was a goner. And it was so sad to think of the glorious shape-of-the-boy's-face trapped under glue and construction paper.

Luckily, the same thing that nearly killed my collage is also the thing that saved it...

Just the night before, I'd painted a protective coating over the collage... which is what the construction paper stuck to during the process of matting it.  Luckily, I was able to dab water over the paper and peel it off, the rest of my collage remaining safe under the protective coat.

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