Make Marks

Sometimes I just like to “play” with my art supplies and make marks!  I don’t have a plan or outcome in mind.  I just like to see what happens!

I created this piece in my handmade art journal on Khadi – 140 lb cold press 100% cotton rag paper:


I started with random mark making with oil pastels and then added a layer of watercolor.  Let dry.  Added more watercolor and finished with oil pastels. I like how the oil pastels resist the paint.

My next “experiment” I started with a piece 140 lb cold press watercolor paper in the same manner.  The only difference was I added a layer of glue resist with a glue stick after my first few layers.  I also added watercolor and scrapped it across my paper with a plastic scrapper (an old credit card):


I don’t know if these experiments are finished… But I know I had fun!!  I encourage you to give it a try!

How do you like to experiment with your art supplies to create marks?  I’d love to hear from you!

Cheers!! 🙂

20 responses to “Make Marks

  1. looks and sounds like fun – and I doodle with marks and swirls – but love your watercolor….

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  2. Yay for play😝

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  3. Looks both fun and freeing. 🙂

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  4. These are great…but of course you can always do more! (K)

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  5. Great color palette on these doodles Jill!

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  6. Ohhhh how I wish you lived next door to me! I’d be inviting myself over to play with you every day! hehe Such fun! Love these! 😍

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  7. I love how random doodling yields fantastic results 🙂 Excellent job.

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