These are obviously a WIP. I cut several printed papers into 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" and stitched around the edges. I punched flowers, birds and leaves and cut out hearts, also from gelli papers. I plan on making sets of ATCS for a giveaway so stay tuned.
So, besides punching shapes out of your papers you can use them as backgrounds to stamp a bold stamp onto and make some notecards like these:
You can also print photos etc.from your printer directly onto your papers:
These are photos I took during my last trip to France. I changed them to B & W before printing and mounted them to black glossy cards.
Another thing I did was take some of my B & W abstract play scanned paintings and printed them onto gelli prints for an artsy effect :
And while you're at it have some fun with yourself too:
Now what are you going to make with your stash of papers? I'd love to see!
Here's a random page I did in one of my journals the other day. It is the same technique I explained and used in this post and in this one.
I've been following Carolyn Dube's "Use Your Words" Workshop which sadly ends this week. She created a fabulously colorful page around the word "rain" which became about the song "Singing in the Rain". I immediately wanted to do the word "Paris" around the song "I love Paris in the Springtime" in my journal. However, I'm waiting for my stencil alphabet sheets to arrive but had to do something so I created this word frenzy using Springtime colors and words from the song. Thank you Carolyn for a fun and colorful workshop!!!
Linking up to Paint Party Friday, Art Journal Everyday, Creative Everyday, and Show and Tell Saturday. There's tons of inspiration amongst the talented artists participating so go ahead, visit some of them and then get creative yourself!
"Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength." Corrie ten Boom