Collage that I created as therapy
Images can tell your inner story even beyond the spoken word
Sort through magazine for colors textures patterns images and words you can begin with an image or word as your theme or pick a color or colors to begin with and look for those colors for the background as a beginning.. You can also randomly pick out things that simply jump out and do not try to intellectualize what you chose. It is more of an intuitive process allowing the images to speak to you…
Cut the background pages into strips the images and words that you have chosen.
Use watered down gel medium or glue and covers the surface with the strips as background. let dry or dry with hair blower/ heat gun
After dry use watered down paint or water color to stain and give a wash over the strips.. Let dry.
Arrange the images on the background and layer or overlap images to create interest and a story.. Layer and create middle ground, Dry
Stain over the images with wash of color this will bring everything back and unify your mixed media piece..
Use thick paint on your stamp and stamp on the surface in areas of the collage. Stamp on the tissue and tear glue onto the collage hiding part of an image for mystery creating another layer…You will also see the image through the tissue/ tear and glue pieces of napkin painted paper towel or transparent collage papers in areas again for interest in your collage. Do the same with words and stain them in the same color of the wash to blend them into the background so they do not stick out too much and unified in the story…
Second part of the process
Look at your collage for symbols-write the list in your journal and stream of conscious write your feelings thoughts etc. about your symbols
Look up the symbols and their meaning
Scan or take a digital photo of collage to keep in your online folder for future use, reduce image and print up image, glue onto cardstock or cardboard in a card size form This will be used as a soul card for more inner work. Allow your symbols to speak to you in your dreams, meditations and spirit journey for further insight… journal journal deeper each time a and go further into the personal symbols as a metaphor for your self study during the program…
This will be a process that we will use throughout the creative Coaching Program
Be open to your own interpretations and journaling for deeper meaning…
This is a creative method for using collage as a journaling process
Journaling process using the collage as a method for inner work
Create a dedicated, sacred workspace. Set up a table or desk in a quiet location. Burn a candle and play pleasing, soft music.
Assemble the materials and equipment in a pretty basket or box. Keep the supplies organized so that work is not interrupted to go and find a glue stick or pair of scissors.
Page through the magazines at a leisurely place. Tear out any pages that are appealing, whatever the reason. Set the pages to one side.
Cut out the favorite images from the selected pages. Spread them out on the work surface and organize them into smaller piles according to theme, pattern, color or reaction.
Resist the temptation to bring logic to the process or sorting. Go with the flow. Continue sorting the images until there are just a few piles.
Choose one of the piles. Spread the images out over the work area and move them around until the arrangement is pleasing. Glue the images to the mat board to complete the collage.
Continue the exploration of the collage with the “I Am One Who . . . ” exercises. Understand and integrate the deeper meanings of the collage. Make other Soul Collages
Things You’ll Need
- Acid free glue stick
- Acid free rubber cement
Seena Frost is the Creator of the SoulCollage® Process.
~ Soulcollage is an intuitive process of selfdiscovery through the creation of a personal card deck using simple collage techniques coupled with contemplative dialogue.
~ The subconscious mind is attracted to particular visual images and during the soulcollage process these images are collected and put onto pieces of card .
~ There are several ways in which to approach the soul collage cards making .. to set out with an intent to create a particular card from the 4 suits that are being suggested by the creator seena b frost .. or to create a random collage of images that your are drawn too and then let the soulcollage card tell you in a form of contemplative dialogue who/what is has come to represent.
~ After the creation of soulcollage cards the card deck or even at the beginning just single cards are used to start an inner voice dialogue with the particular card through the use of lead in questions.
~ Soulcollage ® is a tool of self reflection , a tool to access the archetypal energies in us and engage them in a conversation. This can lead to amazing insights about the workings of your heart and soul.
What the Seena Frost Says About the SoulCollage® Process
What is Soulcollage ?
~SoulCollage® is a system for creating a deck of cards which is a visual journal, your own living journal to which you can add over years.
~ Your deck of SoulCollage cards will help you identify and image your diverse inner parts, the beautiful ones and shadowy ones, the easy-to-like ones, and the harder-to-like ones.
~ You will also reflect on the external guides and allies in your life, visible and invisible, human and archetypal, and make cards for them.
~ A SoulCollage® deck is the Story of You. It is a tangible way to know yourself in your diversity and depth, and also to show yourself to others. Showing your deck of SoulCollage cards to another person is a holy experience. In like-spirited groups, you can share cards and work with them in many sacred ways.
~ You can consult them intuitively and discover wisdom within yourself which will amaze you.
~ Besides all this, creating them is just plain fun! You will love your deck — a multi-card Mirror of your Self and your Soul — whether it consists of three cards or a hundred…
~Seena B. Frost,
What is Soulcollage Seena Frost