Posts in collage
Making a Tiny Accordion Book

Making an accordion book is simply a matter of cutting paper and folding it back and forth. My books are impromptu and unplanned and messy; I don’t worry about precise measurement or whether the book is perfectly aligned or level. I just like the process of making them! The finished book size will be the height and width of a single folded section, and it will zig zag OUT so that you can exhibit the book and see one side; flip the book and see the other side!

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Marks in Neocolors on postal paper

It all started with a little mark-making session, just line after line of Neocolor II wax crayons, the marks growing to fill a huge swatch of postal paper. This is a heavy utilitarian brown paper used for wrapping packages. Isn’t it pretty!? As a friend at FB pointed out, the texture of the postal paper makes the marks even more interesting. The Neocolors grab onto the paper and I love the rich, saturated color on the basic backdrop. [If you are curious about Neocolor I and II, here’s a ginormous post about them with examples and thoughts.] Anyhow, here are a bunch of collages I made using this paper as collage fodder — I really like the way it looks!

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Interplanetary Chandeliers

Hi there! This is my 3rd post where I share my 365 project with you! I'm multitasking, if that's the word? Batching. Grouping. Lots of different cards with lots of different things going on simultaneously. Each day I look at the cards and make a split second decision to call some of them done. This week I worked in ink again, with stitching on some cards and also a tiny bit of acrylic paint entered the picture.

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Green clouds and ink blots.

Creative people thrive on making stuff. Real stuff. Intangible stuff. Imaginary stuff. Cinnamon strudels, photographs, patterns, apps, scarves, ceramic chop stick holders, novels, accordion books.... But having to do a specific thing on a specific day can feel stifling sometimes, can't it? It just feels like another rule. And I'm not much of a rule follower in terms of my art. 

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365 Somethings 2018: Getting Started

Happy new beginnings, my friends! It's been very busy around our house with college applications and holidays... but we cannot forget about ART!!! It is always there, behind-the-scenes, the scaffolding that keeps me balanced. I wanted to tell you all about the 365 Somethings Project I'm doing with Hanna Andersson in 2018! This is NOT your typical 365 project... BECAUSE it can done on your own schedule, NOT structured as one per day! 

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Stacks of Color + Pattern: Sweet Collage Technique

Hi daisies! This is an easy peasy collage technique that brings together papers you've painted, found papers, magazine clippings, gelatin prints, even mop-up pages! Once you start looking you will find interesting patterns and marks everywhere:) Try this on loose watercolor paper or a watercolor journal, and use watercolor or gouache as your painting medium. Or make a MINI version on an index card!

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I was looking through videos from my
"vintage" workshops looking for gems that you guys might like! 

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Cut + Paste Therapy

The first step in the process was to pick a journal for the occasion! I wanted something wide and reasonably sturdy that would be fun to fill with imagery. I don't know about you but I really NEED to like the paper in my journals. I found a 8 1/4 x 11 3/4" Clairefontaine Carnet de Voyage {Travel Album} and got to work. The paper in this wirebound journal is 180g/83 lb so lovely for simple cut + paste collage. 

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