Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Collage Artist and Fabulous Work!

As I was wandering around etsy the other day, I ran across this new shop which I absolutely fell in love with. She incorporates everything that I love--paper, photos, and other collage elements into fabulous notecards!

The store is The Collagebox by artchicnj. Check out her fabulous cards and hang tags!

Carole Gernett is the owner of this shop.

So Carole, Tell me something about yourself and how did you start with your current craft?

I have always painted. At one time I did only decorative painting on wood, tin and old furniture. I began my collage work when I needed to try something new. I still work on canvas and furniture but not as much. The thing I like about mixed media and collage is that I can combine different mediums including old photos (which I LOVE!) and ephemera. Then I can add my own drawings and 3D embellishments.....I never know what I'm going to end up with and that's half the fun! I don't usually plan out my work unless its for a specific theme or has to meet guidelines.

Do you have a full time job? If yes, what is it?

I do work F/T as a Beauty Advisor for Elizabeth Arden Cosmetics. Being an artist, I love to work with make-up.

Would you like to be a full time crafter?

Yes!! I would love to be a F/T crafter However, I do need a weekly salary and being a crafter does not guarantee that.

Thanks for giving me the opportunity to share a little of my self and my work.

You are very welcome, Carole. Now, go check out her shop and find your favorite items!!


  1. Thanks Pam for including me here!

  2. great write up. Love the colors in the left picture and wonderful tags. thanks for sharing (CarolF)

  3. wonderful interview & images!

  4. Thanks for your comments, eclectic and art snark!


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