One of the things I enjoyed about the recent collage class I took from collage artist, Kara Kramer was making collages with a few set rules… I’m not one that normally likes to follow the rules when making art so let me explain!
One of the rules, er, prompts was to use a 4×6 inch index card for the base. Next, we were to set a 3 minute timer… I went with 5 minutes instead.
Another “restriction” was to use our own handpainted collage papers with a word or two cut from a magazine or our own handwritten words:
And the fourth “suggestion” was to use specific shapes for each collage such as I used squares in the “Read” one above – they look kind of like books, don’t you think? And for “Ideas” I used organic shapes.
Below for “Dancing Designs,” I used angular shapes. I must have been dreaming when creating “Dreamer” as it took me about 15 minutes to glue strips with a glue stick!
I enjoyed creating my own “rules” for making some of these quick collages too such as circles on a solid colored background for “Wish” and circular shapes for “Art.”
I have to say that these were super fun to do! I now have a whole “list” of ideas I want to try for 5 minute collages.
I’m sure I can find 5 minutes to make a little art during this busy week. How about you?
P.S. Have you ever created art with a few restrictions? What was your results? I hope you share them with me!