I have several paintings that I created in experiments that I wanted to recycle into something else.
I started by painting over my images with Golden fluid acrylic paints. I added random marks and scratched into some of the paints while they were still wet with the end of my paintbrush. Below is a frog I did on hot pressed watercolor paper:
I liked how the marks revealed some of colors underneath, like this pear painting I did on cold pressed 140 lb paper:
I found this very meditative to just play without thinking about the outcome. Next, I decided to cut them up into squares and rectangles and draw on them with Uniball gel pens:
I then attached them to notecards:
I really like how they turned out! What do you think?
How do you recycle your art? I’d love to hear your creative solutions!
Happy Recycling! 🙂
Posted in Abstract Art, Acrylic Paint, Repurpose, Uncategorized
Tagged abstract, acrylic paints, Art, creative solutions, flowers, gel pens, mark making, meditative, mixed media, notecards, play, recycled art, repurpose, watercolor
I made a new discovery with my Gelli-printing yesterday. I discovered how wonderful old maps take layers of color! Here are a couple of my favorites:
Oh, the possibilities!!! I can’t wait to use them in a collage!
I next discovered that I can print over my own drawings that I did with a fine, black Sharpie pen. Here are some tree shapes I did:
I will probably cut these up and use them in a collage but I am excited to create a drawing that I could possibly draw, print and frame!
I made almost 100 prints yesterday. Here are a few favorites on 90 lb hot press paper:
And some I did on deli paper:
Do you have a favorite color combination? I’d love to hear from you!
I hope to show you how I am using some of my prints in a collage soon.
Happy Exploring! 🙂
Posted in color experiments, gelli printing, Uncategorized
Tagged acrylic paints, color play, creative, experiment, fun, Gelli-Prints, old maps, patterns, printing, recycled art
I love to create art from old junk. I feel like I’m giving new life to discarded objects such as these:
Here is an assemblage I made last year from Lynn Whipple’s Assemblage class:
It says, “All work – no play – makes Jack a dull boy.”
Can you find the 6 games I used to create this piece? Would love to hear from you!
Hope you find some time to “play” today!
Happy Creating! 🙂
Posted in Assemblage Art, Mixed Media Collage
Tagged art classes, assemblage art, beads, creative, found objects, games, humor, junk, mixed media, old photos, paper collage, recycled art