I created my first collage in memory of my daughter, Lynnette, who died in a car accident in 1996 and I sent out copies of the finished collage to friends and family following the memorial service. Since then, I have created collages for birthday party invitations, Christmas card inserts, funeral remembrances and memorials, for weddings and other various events and celebrations.
The collages were created the old fashioned way – by cutting images from books and magazines – then pasting them on a piece of poster board in an artistic design after the photographs have been re-sized, printed out, and inserted in various picture frames on the page. The final artwork is sealed and the original collage can be matted and framed for hanging on the wall as well as copied to give to family and friends.
Some samples of my work are shown below. The fee that I charge to do a collage will vary according to the size and complexity of the project, the cost of the materials, and the labor hours needed. Any questions, please contact me at the link listed above.
Leila Paulson Howe