Category Archives: paper collage

Matching Outfits

I remember how my grandma made my sis and I matching outfits as kids.  My sister is two years older than me.

Sometimes these memories come to me when I’m making art.  Does this happen to you?

I created this art in my sketchbook last night. I started by glueing a stocking hat and sweater for a dog from one of my Gelli-plate printed papers.

I then drew my girl’s face.  Next, I glued her vest and pants to the paper.  Kind of reminds me of paper dolls… I drew her arms and boots around her collaged “clothes” and the dog around his “sweater” from my imagination…

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The proportions are a bit off on my girl but I like the dog! Lol! ☺️  And the poem I wrote reminds me of my childhood and how much fun we used to have playing in the snow.

I have always thought it would be fun to have a little dog to dress up in matching outfits! 

Cheers! 🙂

P.S. The child in me wishes it would snow but the adult says, “Please, only in the mountains!  I don’t want to drive in it!” 😉

I’d Rather Be…

I’d rather be…

Snorkeling in Hawaii with this weird bird:

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A So-Called Snorkeler Bird

Instead I have been fighting off a bad cold…

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday friends!

Cheers! 🙂

 

Trick Or Tweet!

I bring you a sweet treat for today’s Weird Bird Wednesday!

These birds were seen flying from birdhouse to birdhouse on Halloween night:

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Can you guess the name of the bird under each costume?

And for extra credit can you tell me what treat that bird would eat?

Answers below…

Have a spook-tacular Halloween! 

Cheers! 🙂

Answers:

  1. Ghost – Snowy White Owl – eats rodents, waterfowl and carrion
  2. Black Cat – Black Catbird – eats insects and berries
  3. Jack O’ Lantern – Jackal (Buzzard) with lantern – small ground animals and birds, snakes, lizards, insects and road kill

 

Making Masks!

I have started a new art series with making masks!  With Halloween a day away, my timing seems like a scary coincidence! Lol!

Each week, I plan to create masks using a variety of art materials… The ones I’m showing you today were inspired by the Gelli-plate printing method I learned from yesterday’s post.

I love when one idea leads to another.  I call it, “the domino affect!” 😉

I will show you the before and after photos of my paper collaged masks I created and then explain the materials I used after each one.

I collaged other papers I created with the Gelli-Plate for this one.  Some of my prints were made on deli paper so they are more transparent.  Others were done on watercolor paper.  I outlined the features with a pencil and a turquoise color pencil in some areas.  After I outline the areas, I smear the lines with a paper tortilla to give dimension.

The second mask is much different and yet I used the same paper pattern:

Color changes things so much!! I used a limited color palette for this mask.

I added white circles with a Uni-ball Signo white gel pen.  Using tracing paper, I cut out the shapes I wanted from copies of doodles I did previously.  I used a pencil and a paper tortilla to add dimension to my mask.

I hope my process of making masks may inspire you in your art making!

Cheers! 🙂

A Little Mending…

I was having computer issues yesterday so wasn’t able to post my weird bird…

However, this bird is “sew” much more so I wanted to share it with you today! 😉

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I started with one of my Gelli-plate prints that I made from a recent online class with Carla Sonheim.

Next, I added a little collage and stitching:

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A Mending Birdy

I think we could all use a little mending now and then…

Perhaps your heart, body and/or spirit could use some special care.  I hope you can be extra gentle with yourself today.

Cheers! 🙂

P.S. Thank you for all the kindness you have shown me with your comments and likes.  It means so much to me! ❤️

A Rare Sighting

This weird bird was recently spotted in a jungle somewhere…

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A Crawfish-Bibbed Spear-Head Bird

It is so hidden in camouflage…

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That it takes people time to recognize it.

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Yet, if you are patient you will be lucky to see…

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A rare sighting of this bird!

I hope it gives you a smile today…

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!!

Cheers! 🙂

H, I And Pattern Play

I realized that I hadn’t shared my letters, “H” and “I” from my watercolor Alphabet Journal that I did in July on my blog.

I added the collage portion to these letters last weekend.  I think this page is extra happy:

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And you all know how much “I” love flowers!

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Last night, I had only a few minutes to paint before dinner so I created this experiment in watercolor:

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Watercolor pattern play is relaxing and fun!  I encourage you to give it a try!

Cheers! 🙂

 

Vamoose

Today’s weird bird decided to “hightail” it out of here…

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Paddle-Tailed Vamoose bird

When it saw the moose in the forest…

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!

May your imagination soar! Cheers! 🙂

Whatnot…

What?!

When it is “time” for me to create a weird bird…

and not an idea comes to me…

Nonsense prevails…

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This is a “Watch Knot-Whatnot” bird…

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!

Cheers! 🙂

A Bouquet Of Flowers…

I hand picked these flowers just for you!

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As I thought YOU needed a little smile today!

Cheers! 🙂