Monday, July 31, 2017

COLLAGE ART JOURNAL

C O L L A G E

Wonderful medium ~  collage
Versatile
Inventive
Resourceful

THE ART  JOURNAL
- your art journal -
 can benefit from collage.

These are small, 8 x 10" pages. 

I am able to use the scraps of collage ephemera 
that I have accumulated over the years. 

I've collaged color copies of my own art, 
images from magazines, books, tags, buttons, 
motivational words that I love. 
Some of the images that are not of my work - I change by collaging more stuff on them.
Anything is fair game.

The hinges in the center of the page 
are color copies from a catalog. 
But they look real don't they?

Friday, July 28, 2017

COLLAGE ART JOURNAL

C O L L A G E

Wonderful medium ~  collage
Versatile
Inventive
Resourceful

The Art Journal 
- your art journal -
 can benefit from collage.

These are small, 8 x 10" pages. 

I am able to use the scraps of collage ephemera 
that I have accumulated over the years. 

I've collaged color copies of my own art, 
images from magazines, books, tags, buttons, 
motivational words that I love. 
Some of the images that are not of my work - I change by collaging more stuff on them.
Anything is fair game.

The hinges in the center of the page 
are color copies from a catalog. 
But they look real don't they?

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

COLLAGE ART JOURNAL

C O L L A G E

Wonderful medium ~  collage
Versatile
Inventive
Resourceful

The Art Journal 
- your art journal -
 can benefit from collage.

These are small, 8 x 10" pages. 

I am able to use the scraps of collage ephemera 
that I have accumulated over the years. 

I've collaged color copies of my own art, 
images from magazines, books, tags, buttons, 
motivational words that I love. 
Some of the images that are not of my work - I change by collaging more stuff on them.
Anything is fair game.

The hinges in the center of the page 
are color copies from a catalog. 
But they look real don't they?

Monday, July 24, 2017

ART JOURNAL COLLAGE

C O L L A G E

Wonderful medium ~  collage
Versatile
Inventive
Resourceful

The Art Journal 
- your art journal -
 can benefit from collage.

These are small, 8 x 10" pages. 

I am able to use the scraps of collage ephemera 
that I have accumulated over the years. 

I've collaged color copies of my own art, 
images from magazines, books, tags, buttons, 
motivational words that I love. 
Some of the images that are not of my work - I change by collaging more stuff on them.
Anything is fair game.

The hinges in the center of the page 
are color copies from a catalog. 
But they look real don't they?

Thursday, July 20, 2017

The Princess Frog and the Jester





These frames are perfect for my frogs ~ 
fancy, ornate, maybe a tad too much? 
I don't care. 
Today I love them.
Tomorrow ~ who knows?

Monday, July 17, 2017

Anthropomorphized Frogs - the Princess and the Jester



The Princess Frog and the Jester

The Blender Pencil works miracles. 
Filled all the divots, looks much better.
Background complete.
Now I need to find the perfect frame, 
these royal characters deserve the best!

Friday, July 14, 2017

Anthropomorphized Frogs - the Princess and the Jester


The Princess Frog and the Jester

My new "Colored Pencil Paper" is different, not awful, just different. The color does not fill the toothy divots.
I'm hoping the blending 
pencil will do the trick.

I've also decided these portraits 
need a background.
Lots of penciling to do!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Anthropomorphized Frogs - the Princess and the Jester



The Princess and the Jester
Colored pencils - 
one of my favorite mediums.
I purchased some new paper specifically for colored pencils.
I normally use Bristol which
 is very smooth.
This new paper has more
 tooth than I'm used to.
So I choose a subject matter that warrants my blind jump into new territory.


Monday, July 10, 2017

Art Journal Collage


C O L L A G E

Wonderful medium ~  collage
Versatile
Inventive
Resourceful

The Art Journal 
- your art journal -
 can benefit from collage.

These are small, 8 x 10" pages. 

I am able to use the scraps of collage ephemera 
that I have accumulated over the years. 

I've collaged color copies of my own art, 
images from magazines, tags, buttons, 
motivational words that I love. 
Anything is fair game.

The hinges in the center of the page 
are color copies from a catalog. 
But they look real don't they?





Friday, July 7, 2017

Collage and Greeting Cards


C O L L A G E

Wonderful medium ~  collage
Versatile
Inventive
Resourceful

I've made these little 8 x 10" collagse specifically for greeting cards.
The background of the collage starts with a canvas board, pages from 
old books, hymnals, and stamped with acrylic paint.

Because they are small, I am able to use the scraps of collage ephemera 
that I have accumulated over the years. The colorful border at
 the bottom  is collaged fabric, also saved scraps.

Once I am satisfied with the collage, I scan it to my computer and 
add the text. I save the collage and text as a JPEG file and send it to an 
on-line company to make a 4 x 6" photo print.

Double sided tape is the secret ingredient. 
I tape the photo print to a blank purchased card with matching envelope. 
The photo prints are the perfect option for me, since
 I do not own a professional color printer.



Monday, July 3, 2017

Collage and Greeting Cards


C O L L A G E

Wonderful medium ~  collage
Versatile
Inventive
Resourceful

I've made these little 8 x 10" collages specifically for greeting cards.
The background of the collage starts with a canvas board, pages from 
old books, hymnals, and stamped with acrylic paint.

Because they are small, I am able to use the scraps of collage ephemera 
that I have accumulated over the years. The colorful border at
 the bottom  is collaged fabric, also saved scraps.

The blue birds were a resident of my sketchbook. 
I trimmed the extra paper and collaged them here.

Once I am satisfied with the collage, I scan it to my computer and 
add the text. I save the collage and text as a JPEG file and send it to an 
on-line company to make a 4 x 6" photo print.

Double sided tape is the secret ingredient. 
I tape the photo print to a blank purchased card with matching envelope. 
The photo prints are the perfect option for me, since
 I do not own a professional color printer.


Children's Picture Book - Jeremy Goes To Summer Camp

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