Welcome!!! The idea behind the experiments is to explore... to play off things you already know how to do; explore and learn without letting go of the familiar.
Creative Experiments 2011.rev.7
For tracking purposes, each experiment is valued at one creativity point unless otherwise noted.
♥ Sew Cute. Use stitching on an art journal page or index card. Stitch by hand, with embroidery floss, using your machine, any way you wish. Use the stitching to highlight something on the page, like going around the edge of an image, or to give the page a finished look, like stitching a line 1/4" in from the edge of the page, all the way around.
♥ Palette Project. Pick an art material with a lot of colors. Make a grid of all of the colors and write the names (or code #s) for each color. You can use this page as a reference when looking for just the right color! Example: Pitt Pens.
♥ Eleven. Create an art journal page with 11 steps. Example: 1. draw swirls or circles with watercolor pencils or oil pastels or colored pencils, 2. paint the page with pale yellow paint, 3. glue down torn tissue paper strips on the page, 4. paint a thin layer of gesso, 5. paint circles of pale orange or deep yellow paint, 6. dip a lid or hardware stamp in blue or purple paint and stamp randomly, 7. cut out three images from catalogs or magazines and glue down in a line in the center of the page, 8. cut out an interesting word or phrase and staple to the bottom of the page, 9. paint the edges of the page with pink or red acrylic paint, 10. paint thin layer of gesso, absorb extra with a paper towell, 11. with a sharpie or thick marker, write one word over and over, all around the edges, either really small or really fancy.
♥ Monochrome. Create a piece of art with only one color + black + white. You can work with paints, neocolors, markers, colored pencils, fabric, as you wish. Here's an example.
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