Merriam Frank

Cut & Paste Artist


practice rounds…

So holy moly, having an X-acto knife really changes the name of the collage game! There are NO limits to the detail work you can do with an X-acto knife. It’s actually pretty intimidating. I’m calling all my first (post-x-acto-knife) collages “practice rounds” because that’s really what they amount to! I’ve just been spending time getting used to handling the knife and seeing the clippings in all new ways… I go back & forth between being REALLY excited because of how much detail I can cut out now and being really discouraged because of how much detail I can cut out now… haha!

Practice round #1: “It Girl”

IT Girl

“It Girl”

I’m not really a big fan of this one, but it has some moments that I like…



Practice round #2: “Studious”



…which I need to take a little poll on! I actually built this one oriented horizontally, like this:



After it was finished, I turned it up vertically & decided that I really liked it that way, too!

What do you think? Do you prefer it oriented vertically or horizontally?