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    Friday
    Aug152014

    Daily Paper Prompt #15: Words

     


    Create art comprised mostly of words. You could make a quote the focus of your page, make the page look like a scrabble board or crossword puzzle or use huge alphabet stamps. Another option is to write about your love of words, poetry, another language, reading, etc.

    Thursday
    Aug142014

    Daily Paper Prompt #14: Saturated Color

    “People observe the colors of a day only at its beginnings and ends, but to me it's quite clear that a day merges through a multitude of shades and intonations with each passing moment. A single hour can consist of thousands of different colors. Waxy yellows, cloud-spot blues. Murky darkness. In my line of work, I make it a point to notice them.”
    Markus Zusak


    altered book, fluid acrylics, neocolors

    canvas, fluid acrylics

    canvas, acrylics, collage 

    Create art with saturated color. 

     Intense color.

    Don't hold back.

    Think vivid.

    Full-strength, over the top, wild color.

    Wednesday
    Aug132014

    Daily Paper Prompt #13: Grid

    “We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves
    after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.”
    Marcel Proust

    3x5" gridded index card, Golden fluid acrylics

    3x5" index card, gelly rolls and glaze pens

    3x5" gridded index card, gouache

    9x12" watercolor paper, watercolor

    Paint or draw a grid of colors. Choose a color palette to your liking and color in the squares with colored pencils, pastels, markers, watercolors or acrylics. Add another square on top with another color if you wish. Get into the rhythm and focus on each line, each square, each brush stroke.

    Let this be a time of relaxation.

    What's the Daily Paper Prompt?

    Tuesday
    Aug122014

    Daily Paper Prompt #12: Round

    “I live my life in widening circles
    that reach out across the world.”
    Rainer Maria Rilke

    pages from an altered book, collage with an acrylic background

    Use round or oval stickers as part of a collage, on an art journal page, as the focal point on an index card, within a doodle. An oval or circle can take the place of a square or rectangle in a grid. Look for stickers on fruits and veggies. Or round postage stamps. Or grab pick some stickers from a kid's sticker collection.

    On this index card, I dripped airbrush acrylics {using the process detailed in DPP #3: Drips} after sticking the sticker on the card, and sprayed it lightly with water.... just to see what happens. The sticker doesn't absorb any paint.

    What's the Daily Paper Prompt?

    Monday
    Aug112014

    Daily Paper Prompt #11: Ogee Pattern

    “You need something to open up a new door,
    to show you something you seen before
    but overlooked a hundred times or more.”
    Bob Dylan

    watercolor + gouache

    watercolor + gouache

    gelly roll 

    watercolor

    Create three different ogee inspired patterns but vary the medium, the color palette, or the design!

    What's the Daily Paper Prompt?

    Sunday
    Aug102014

    Daily Paper Prompt #10: Stitch Paper

    “The world doesn't make sense,
    so why should I paint pictures that do?”
    Pablo Picasso

    Circles cut with a circle punch and stitched to a gelatin print.

    This little collage was stitched with a sewing machine. I played around with the various stitches and switched out the thread while working to get a variety of thread colors.

    Photograph stitched to my art journal page using metallic embroidery floss and some sort of blanket stitch.

    A stitched collage on an acrylic background from my 365 Somethings Project.

    This prompt is to sew paper! You can sew by hand with regular thread or embroidery floss or sew with your sewing machine. I love, love, love sewing paper.

    I bought a sewing machine with the specific intention of sewing paper! Many folks have asked about my sewing machine... it's a Janome 7330 Magnolia. I've had it for 4 years and use it primarily for sewing paper. It has 30 different stitches but I usually use only the straight and zigzag stitches!

    What's the Daily Paper Prompt?

    Saturday
    Aug092014

    Daily Paper Prompt #9: Games

    “Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves,
    and it is tiresome for children
    to be always and forever explaining things to them.”
    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

     

    Draw a game board or create an art journal page inspired by a board game or card game. This index card is a mix of backgammon and Clue. Consider the patterns on the game board, the rules, the norms, the things people say when they play. Do not pass go, do not collect $200.

    Ideas: chess, backgammon, parchesi, ouji, risk, monopoly, mah jong, poker.

    What's the Daily Paper Prompt?

    Friday
    Aug082014

    Daily Paper Prompt #8: Faded

    “You must not ever stop being whimsical.
    And you must not, ever, give anyone else
    the responsibility for your life.”
    Mary Oliver

     

    3x5" index cards, neocolor IIs, gellyroll

    Start with a manilla folder, index card or cut a sheet of watercolor paper into 4 pieces.

    The goal is to get this page to look faded. Draw a pattern with caran d'ache neocolor II watersoluble wax crayons, watersoluble crayons or watersoluble colored pencils. Lean the card against something upright that is protected from the water and use a spray bottle to spray water at the paper. Let the water drip down and dissolve and thus fade the color.

    You can also try this with heavy body or fluid acrylics but work fast as acrylics dry quickly. Paint stripes with your fingers, immediately spray the paint and let the water and paint drip down. You'll get an interesting color fade and dreamy drips. 

    What's the Daily Paper Prompt?

    Thursday
    Aug072014

    Daily Paper Prompt #7: Leftovers

    Today's prompt is to use the leftover paint from an art journal page or painting to create abstract art, or photograph the leftovers or the paper that protects your table while you work.

    watercolor and gouache on the watercolor paper that protects my table

     

    This is a 3x5" index card with diluted heavy body acrylics that had dripped down a canvas, onto a plastic dropcloth, and then pressed onto the index card. The watery painty drips created a translucent effect.

    You can grab the drips of another project, press your paper onto a wet journal page, clean your brush or brayer on a new page and use that for journal fodder on a future page. It's a never-ending circle of paint!

    What's the Daily Paper Prompt?

    Wednesday
    Aug062014

    Daily Paper Prompt #6: Certification

    “To be yourself in a world that is constantly
    trying to make you something else
    is the greatest accomplishment.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

     

    3x5" index card, slicci pens

    This is my official doodle certificate. I am 100% certain that you don't have to go to a workshop, take a class, be certified by a Fancy Institution to doodle well. Your doodles don't have to be called any fancy names. You do not need a degree in doodling, an art degree or an olympic doodling coach.

    Make yourself a certificate for something you know how to do!

    Certify yourself for anything you wish!

    • Night owl.
    • Manga artist.
    • Index card artist.
    • Audible listener.
    • Beach glass collector.
    • Darn Good Mom.
    • Ipod playlist maker.
    • Knock-Out Rose planter.

    Long Live Free-Range Organic Doodling!

    What's the Daily Paper Prompt?

    Tuesday
    Aug052014

    Daily Paper Prompt #5: Linear

    “There are times to stay put,
    and what you want will come to you
    and there are times to go out
    into the world and
    find such a thing for yourself.”
    Lemony Snicket

    Draw something with mostly straight lines, as if you were using an etch-a-sketch toy. This is my 12 yr old daughter's etchy creation.

    Ideas...

    A mandala with a square theme.

    Linear doodles.

    A maze.

    A grid-inspired art journal page.

    What's the Daily Paper Prompt?

    Monday
    Aug042014

    Daily Paper Prompt #4: Flowers

    “You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.”
    Henry David Thoreau

    The prompt is flowers! Interpret the prompt by including flowers on an index card, loose watercolor paper or art journal page. Today's prompt is to draw, cut, stitch or paint flowers.

    1. Draw flowers in ink. Add color with watercolor, colored pencils or markers.
    2. Cut out flowers and glue or stitch to a page. Draw teeny tiny flowers or ivy so that it "climbs" the edge of an art journal page.
    3. Draw huge flowers that you can write on or cut out and place on yet another page.
    4. Paint flowers!

    What's the Daily Paper Prompt?