Paper collage is one of my FAVORITE art mediums!!
I thought it would be fun to show you how I create some of my own papers AND ways YOU can use collage in your art.
I hope you join in the fun each Thursday!
Today’s collage paper is a random pattern I created with markers on a 9 x 12 inch sheet of 90 lb paper. I used Uni Posca pens in this design:
Next, I copied my design on my HP All-In-One Printer that I recently purchased on sale for only $200! It is a HP 8720 – I have to say, very EASY to use AND it makes awesome color copies!
Can you tell which is the original and the copy?
I think the copy is on the right! Lol! 😉
Making color copies of my own artwork is one of my favorite ways to create collage material. It seems so easy and it is!!
Next Thursday, I will show an example of how I used this copy of my patterned paper in my artwork.
I hope you join me!
Posted in collage papers, color experiments, Doodles, Mixed Media, paper collage, Uncategorized
Tagged art ideas, color play, creative, creative ideas, doodles, inspiration, making my own collage papers, markers, mixed media, paper collage, patterns, Thursday Collage Papers
Some days I wonder where life is leading me…
I wish it was as easy as “following the yellow brick road!”
Yet, when I feel cloudy on the inside…
I know that God’s Son-shine will always give me hope for a new day!
Cheers Friends! 🙂
Posted in Abstract Art, Acrylic Paint, color experiments, fall, gelli printing, nature, Nature Photography, Photograpy, Reflections, Uncategorized
Tagged autumn, Christian, color experiments, fall, gelli-printed paper, God, hope, inspiration, learning, life, life journey, nature, nature photography, patterns, reflection
I started a new doodle with the paint pens by scribbling some colors on the art journal I showed you yesterday.
I wasn’t exactly sure what I was going to do but it was super fun to just play:
I used the Posca paint pens in colors of light gray, yellow and light green. It is interesting how the colors change depending on the time of day!
I just started doodling with a black Micron pen and these fish appeared:
So I went with the flow of it… If I made a mistake with the black ink, I could easily cover it up with a paint pen! 🙂
I discovered that the black ink takes a little longer to dry over the acrylic painted surface so it can easily smear if you aren’t careful.
This is like a puzzle for me to solve as I search for fish and create patterns:
I added a few more lines with the paint pen to create another fish. Can you find it hidden in the picture above the other two fish?
I will post my completed fish doodle next week.
Posted in Abstract Art, Acrylic Paint, Art Journal, Doodles, Drawing, Fish, Mixed Media, Uncategorized, Zentangle
Tagged abstract art, art journal, creative ideas, creative play, drawing, experiment, fish, fun, imagination, inspiration, learning, mixed media, patterns, Posca paint pens, relaxing, zen doodles, zentangle
Yesterday, I finished doodling my letters in my World Watercolor Month sketchbook that I posted recently:
This inspired me to use the letters, “WBW” for today’s Weird Bird Wednesday:
I knew if I moved my paper around, I could find a weird bird in the letters… Can you find one?
This one flew off the page at me – so I added a few more details with watercolors:
Next, I decided to doodle my letters with an ink pen to finish it:
Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!!
Posted in Doodles, Drawing, Humor, imaginary drawings, Uncategorized, Watercolor, Weird Bird Wednesday, Zentangle
Tagged #worldwatercolormonth, art journal, Colorful, creative play, daily art, drawing, happy, humor, Imaginary birds, ink pen, lettering, patterns, watercolor, Weird Bird Wednesday, Whimsical Art, zen doodles, zentangle
I recently started a new doodle and here is my progress:
Yesterday, I got a little more done on it:
One of my favorite art quotes by Albert Einstein is:
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world and all there ever will be to know and understand.”
Posted in Doodles, Drawing, Uncategorized
Tagged creative play, drawing, faces, fun, imagination, ink, meditative, patterns, quotes, whimsical, zen, zen doodles, zentangle
Sometimes it is fun to limit a painting to certain perimeters. I decided to try these four colors in my art journal as part of an assignment from Carla Sonheim’s year long class:
I used Liquitex Heavy Body acrylics in Medium Magenta, Cadmium Orange, Payne’s Gray and a light gray blend (Titanium White mixed with Payne’s Gray).
I don’t think it is done. What would you do to complete it?
Would you add another color? Glue collage on top? Add a quote or a poem?
I look forward to hearing your ideas!
Posted in Abstract Art, Acrylic Paint, Art Journal, color experiments, Uncategorized
Tagged 4 colors, abstract art, acrylic paints, art journal, color experiment, creative ideas, creative play, fun, inspiration, patterns, stencil
I was inspired by Picasso to create this face:
I studied several photos of Picasso before I drew a sketch in pencil. I colored my sections with oil pastels, using two different colors on top of each other. Next, I scratched into the oil pastels with the end of a mechanical pencil to create the patterns.
I finished it by cutting out the face with scissors. Oil pastels are a bit messy but I had fun experimenting!
It reminds me of one of my doodles…
Posted in Art, color experiments, Faces, Uncategorized
Tagged abstract, Art, Colorful, creative play, daily art, drawing, faces, fun, oil pastels, patterns, Picasso
I came up with this idea to draw nature’s patterns on small squares of paper. I thought it might give me inspiration when I’m creating my art doodles.
The first ones I did on a 2 inch square piece of cardstock. On the front is the pattern, shape or form of my subject in ink pen with color:
And on the back side is the date, identity of my subject and where I got my inspiration.
I discovered the 2 inch size paper to be too small so I changed to a 2.5 inch square. Here are some squares I did recently:
Most of my inspiration for these subjects came from the internet. These art squares are really fun to do and give me ideas for other art subjects to explore such as the eyes of animals.
I encourage you to give this square idea a try!
Posted in Doodles, Drawing, Nature Journal, Uncategorized
Tagged color, creative ideas, creative play, daily art, doodle, drawing, form, inspiration, nature, patterns, shapes, square idea
Sometimes I like to put brush to paper in watercolor without thinking about an outcome.
This experiment I did in my art journal recently. As winter fades and Spring awakens:
The colors in nature change from greys and blues to greens and yellows.
I also painted similar colors and patterns on Lutradur in watercolor. This photo tells you about this product if you haven’t heard about it.
The product can be used in sewing and paper arts. It feels like a heavy interfacing used in sewing.
I cut out a few strips of the painted Lutradur and glued them over my watercolor paper. I like the subtle contrast with the paper. I added a gelli-printed circle to represent the moon.
Have you ever used Lutradur? I’d love to hear how you have used it!
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Tagged art journal, color play, creative ideas, experiment, imagination, Lutradur, meditative, mixed media art, moonrise, nature inspired, paper collage, patterns, peaceful, Spring, watercolor
Some days my brain is too tired after work to create an “art piece” so I try to find a fun activity to keep my hands moving. Yesterday, I decided to cut up some circles for another project.
I used a stencil to draw circles in three different sizes on a variety of papers: gelli-prints, scrapbook and dictionary pages.
I cut them out with scissors while watching TV and talking to my hubby about his day.
The circle scraps are keepers too!
Wishing you a happy day!