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Building a Collection of Abstract Papers

A short video {4 min} about the idea behind building a collection of abstract painted/other papers to use on your art journal pages and collages. Not a tutorial, just thoughts on the idea.

Editor's Notes:

  1. Learn about my method of smashing acrylics.
  2. Learn how to make a DIY gelatin plate using gelatin/Jell-O.

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Reader Comments (17)

This is lovely.

02.12.2013 | Unregistered CommenterM

Great idea, I actually already started! Cut out circles from a page I did not really liked but as small circles I can use them differently! Keep going! Thanks for good ideas!!

02.12.2013 | Unregistered CommenterNilla

Great ideas thanks Tammy! :)

02.12.2013 | Unregistered CommenterLynn

I actually bound some of my abstract pages together into a book and I am going to 'journal' on them. I love this video as a reminder to make some abstract papers to keep as 'supplies'...although I don't collage, I think it would be great to use them with my alphabet stencils to make cool words in my journal. Thanks for this video...I loved it. Love the 'smash' idea!!!

02.12.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDanielle

Loved the video. You have some fantastic prints going on there!

02.12.2013 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

Definitely useful. I love painted papers and I always need a prod to get back in there and make some more.

02.12.2013 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

Great job, Tammy!

02.12.2013 | Unregistered CommenterKaryl Howard

Tammy, this was very cool and yes, useful. It's such a great reminder, yet again, of how accessible art is!

02.12.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDenice@inkstitch

Definitely useful!! Thank for sharing your smashing technique. I am intending to make a collection of abstract papers for other projects. Might have been the most productive 4 minutes I spent today!

02.12.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDawn Jones

Very useful and interesting too! I love the idea of 'smashing' takes me back to the good old finger painting freedom days!! Thanks for sharing ;-)

02.13.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDuana

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