From originator, Judith Devine "We would like to bring together collage artists of all levels to create a supportive community for mutual inspiration and learning. Collage is a medium so wide-ranging and diverse that is often not taken seriously in the arts community; a situation that we would really like to change."
The Portland Mixed-Media Collage Guild is a group of artists working in a variety collage and assembláge techniques. Our mission is to share and inspire creativity in the collage arts. Each month there are presentations and demonstrations by our member volunteers. We also bring our own projects to work on and share with the group. This is an opportunity to network, meet new people and innovate.
Please join us! We would love your input! RSVP's are greatly appreciated.
We meet the first Saturday of each month at TaborSpace.
Create mono prints to share or use as collage elements using a Gelli Plate.
Make Your Own Temporary Gelatin Plate:
1. mix gelatin in a ratio of 2T gelatin powder per 1 cup of water. Mix gelatin with 1/2 the water being used at room temperature. Stir carefully to remove lumps. Boil other half of water. Using a spoon, stir boiling water into gelatin mixture. Once it is mixed, pour into baking dish.
2. Use a scrap of paper to drag along the surface to remove air bubbles.
3. Refrigerate, firm completely, this may take overnight.
4. Let rest at room temperature 20 minutes. Run knife along edges, you might hold in warm water to release from sides of baking dish. Place hard work surface over top of baking dish, and flip it. Lift container, you might need to carefully wiggle it to get it to release from dish. You're now ready to make prints.