Do It Yourself: Mixed Media Collage with Faina of Popps Packing

DIY: Collage Art on Crafted in Carhartt
DIY: Collage Art on Crafted in Carhartt
DIY: Collage Art on Crafted in Carhartt
DIY: Collage Art on Crafted in Carhartt
DIY: Collage Art on Crafted in Carhartt
DIY: Collage Art on Crafted in Carhartt

DIY: Collage Art on Crafted in Carhartt

When it comes to being creative and artistic, it can be tough to know where to start. It often helps to have a guide or inspiration to serve as a jumping off point. Faina Lerman of Popps Packing in Detroit creates mixed media masterpieces. She’s going to walk you through the steps to make some art on your own.

Supplies:

  • Matt medium
  • Bristol board or watercolor paper
  • Watercolor paint or gouache
  • Drawing Materials of choice: pencils, markers, highlighters and pens.
  • Collage cut outs (small pieces from magazines like national geographic, newspapers or fashion magazines.
  • A cup of water
  • Paper towel
  • Small watercolor brushes

Step 1: cut out collage pieces to have on hand before you begin. Choose things that have interesting colors and shapes. Make sure to cut out shapes carefully and include details. Make the shapes interesting not just a square or a circle, it is fun to reconfigure some of the images. For example, cut out a zebra in the shape of a frog.

Step 2: create an atmospheric color field on your paper. This will be the background for the collage. Try not to over work it. Use a wash or watery mixture of the colors. Think of the sky or a foggy day.

Step 3: pick out a few collage pieces to arrange on the paper. Play around with the composition. Do not glue anything until you are completely happy with the arrangement.

Step 4: mix some matt medium with water. Using your small brush paint the medium on the back of the cut out. Cover it completely. Place the collage piece on the paper and give it a quick brushing over the top to secure it in place. Try to brush out all the wrinkles.

Step 5: Let it dry. This is a good time to start another. I work on multiple pieces at one time.

Step 6: draw some marks or designs on the paper to enhance the image or to give it some extra layers. This creates a nice added texture to the collage.

take a look at Faina’s outfit here:  Carhartt Women’s Coleharbor Hoodie & Clarksburg Zip-Front Sweatshirt

 

 

The Women of Canine to Five

Canine to Five and Carhartt

Canine to Five and Carhartt

Canine to Five and Carhartt

Canine to Five and Carhartt

Canine to Five and Carhartt

Canine to Five and Carhartt

Canine to Five and Carhartt

Canine to Five and Carhartt

Canine to Five and Carhartt

Canine to Five and Carhartt

Canine to Five and Carhartt

Canine to Five and Carhartt

Dog’s are not just a man’s best friend. They can be a woman’s too. They generally don’t talk back or interrupt. They love a good cuddle. And they lift up the day say the women at  Canine to Five who take care of other people’s dogs during the day and go home to spend time with their own canines during their off hours.  Is this a sign of pet obsession gone too far? No way. They just love dogs and hanging out with your furry friends or their own, keeps them contented and healthy. These girls like to share everything with dogs,and they are not afraid of showing real affection for any four-legged friends under their care. They are not alone. According to a 2007 study, about two-thirds of households in the US  have at least one pet,  and 45 per cent of those families have more than one animal. With humor, soul and a deep knowledge of what it takes to lead, women have long been a part of a dog’s life and training, just like their menfolk.

check out their work gear: Clarksburg Quarter-Zip SweatshirtBergland T-Shirt, & Jasper Jean and Carhartt Women’s Stockbridge Sweatshirt, Women’s Force Performance T-Shirt, & Straight-Fit Jean

She Changes Tires Like a Girl

Carhartt Women Auto Shop

Carhartt Women Auto Shop

Carhartt Women Auto Shop

Carhartt Women Auto Shop

Carhartt Women Auto Shop

Carhartt Women Auto Shop

Carhartt Women Auto Shop

Carhartt Women Auto Shop

Carhartt Women Auto Shop

Carhartt Women Auto Shop

Carhartt Women Auto Shop
A man pulls up to his local tire shop and sees Jessica hard at work.
“All the women these days are taking the mens’ jobs.” he says.
Comments like that don’t discourage Jessica though.
She’s confident and competent in her job.
That’s pretty cool if you ask me.
And she’ll never have to call her boyfriend for help if she gets a flat.
Curiosity is what drew her to the shop in the first place.
It was something she didn’t know how to do,
so she took courses and learned the ropes.
Now she’s an expert in the garage because of her ambition and perseverance.

check out Jessica’s work wear here: Carhartt Women’s Rowlesburg SweatshirtForce Long-sleeve Crewneck, & Original-Fit Canvas Crawford Dungaree