Spot the difference!

The same basic pattern, but how many of the stamps on the left made it into the final notenook design on the right?

The same basic pattern, but how many of the stamps on the left made it into the final notenook design on the right? (Answer at bottom of post!)

This new pocket notebook is the perfect example of how much a collage composition can continue to evolve, even after it looks as though it is finished.  (It is also the perfect example of why I don’t begin gluing down straight away!)

From initial trials, followed by continued rummaging, tweaking, arranging and rearranging every time I went in and out of the room, this little notebook collage took well over 24 hours from beginning to end.  Admittedly, this is a little on the extreme side, and most compositions do not take quite this long(!).  On the other hand, neither is it incredibly unusual for the process to extend beyond a standard 3-4 hours.  Sometimes, that’s just the way it goes!

Hungarian flower stampIronically, the colours used were inspired by a stamp which didn’t make it into the finished collage at all – although it was switched in & out right until the last moment…

Click here for the finished notebook, in my TangleStore listing.

Answer: 12 out of 20 total stamps can be seen in both versions of this notebook design.

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