It's Friday and that means I'll be getting tons of inspiration over at Art Journal Everyday and Paint Party Friday! You don't have to have something to link up - it's a treat just to visit the other artists links. You never know what you might discover or what will inspire you next.
I am really enjoying my new 8 1/2" x 11" art journal. Why I was afraid of the larger format I'll never know. You can see my very first page in this book here.
On the day I worked on this week's page I decided I wanted to play more with an abstract theme in mind. Jane Davies is such an inspiration to me in this regard and she so generously shares tips and techniques on her blog Collage Journeys. Unfortunately I couldn't find the specific post I had seen a few months ago that made me take note to try something similar.
I do remember that Jane started her project by making a scribble collage then cutting it into squares and rectangles. I chose to cut pieces from my scrap papers lying on my desk.
There were no marks or scribbles on my scrap pieces so I layed them out and did some mark making with watercolor crayons, a White-Out pen and a red Signo pen.
The I began loosely laying down my papers and rearranging them until I was pleased with the design before gluing them down.
And this is my finished practice page:
Watercolor crayons were used to cover the white space and unify the collage squares. A fun way to fill a page using scraps. I may journal in the spaces or I may just leave it. This is also a good way to create a page when nothing in particular has you motivated. Just play with your scraps!
Have a happy, artful weekend everyone!
" Act as if you are worthy to have what you want, and the universe will prove you correct."