playing with paper

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Blog Break

Life is a journey, not a destination. 

Time to regroup, take a vacation, and explore new paths.
I hope to return to blogging in August with more artistic adventures!

"There is a vitality, a life-force, an energy, a quickening which is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. 
And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and be lost. The world will not have it." --Martha Graham

Friday, July 12, 2013

Image Transfer Workshop: Glues and Mediums/Gel Skin

collage on paper 4"x3"
Gel skin transfer of magazine image with packing tape transfer of sheet music over Collage Lab 6 Organics eggshell background

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Image Transfer Workshop: Glues and Mediums/Dry Gel

 It's All Greek to Me, Desert Bloom, Alice in Wonderland
Trio of 50s Fashion ATCs
Dry gel transfers of color copies over Collage Lab backgrounds mounted on playing cards
28 June 2013

 Dry gel transfers of magazine images, sheet music, and dictionary page on 3"x4" watercolor paper
Most are double or triple layers of transfer
27 June 2013

Dry gel transfers of magazine images over 3"x4" Collage Lab 12 backgrounds
27 June 2013

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Image Transfer Workshop: Glues and Mediums/Clear Contact Paper

 Spring Meditation 1 & 2
Pair of ATCs 26 June 2013
Clear contact paper transfer of magazine image over vintage dictionary page mounted on playing cards

Sunflower Song
Single ATC 26 June 2013
Clear contact paper transfer of magazine image combined with dry gel transfer of vintage dictionary page over sheet music mounted on playing card

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

TCW Creativity Exercise 15: Old Books

Famous Women/Modern Family
collage on paper 6"x4"
28 June 2013

Monday, July 8, 2013

TCW Creativity Exercise 14: Stamps

Be Free
collage on paper 6"x4"
28 June 2013

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Collage Lab 16: Shadow and Light

black & white
primary & white
 primary & black
 secondary & white
 secondary & black
 tertiary & white
tertiary & black
Unit 4 Color
Lab 16 Shadow and Light
30 May 2013

Notes: It had been a long time since I had done any color mixing, so this exercise was challenging yet satisfying.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

TCW Creativity Exercise 13: Secret Message

Authentic Craft
collage on paper 4"x3"
12 June 2013
Big Ideas
collage on chipboard 6"x4"
12 June 2013

Friday, July 5, 2013

Collage Lab 15: The Personal Palette

 Unit 4 Color
Lab 15 The Personal Palette
June 2013

Color swatches created from magazine clippings

Notes: I almost cheated on this one by selecting favorite paint chips at the hardware store instead of flipping through magazines to pull pages with colors that spoke to me. I'm glad I followed the instructions as I feel much more comfortable using magazine clippings in my collages after the last few exercises I posted. I tend to be an earth tones sort of gal, so the pinks and yellows I pulled sort of surprised me.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

TCW Creativity Exercise 12: Typography

The Big Fix
collage on paper 4"x3"
28 June 2013
Memory Maker
collage on paper 4"x3"
28 June 2013

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Collage Lab 14: Emotional Impact


Unit 4 Color
Lab 14 Emotional Impact
29 May 2013

Warm and cool color wheels created with magazine clippings

"Food for Thought" Notes:
  • Warm color word associations: spicy, cozy, nervous, anxious, warning, sunny, bright, cheerful, active, movement, fast
  • Cool color word associations: refreshing, relaxed, calm, growth, clarity, richness, subtle, dull, secure, familiar, vibrant

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

TCW Creativity Exercise 11: Numbers

 Easy As 1-2-3
collage on paper 3"x4"
5 June 2013

collage on paper 4"x3"
5 June 2013

 Measure Twice
collage on paper 4"x3"
6 June 2013

 Wrong Number
collage on paper 3"x4"
6 June 2013

 New No./Old No.
collage on paper 3"x4"
6 June 2013

Notes: I love numbers as graphic elements! I had lots of collage fodder for this challenge.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Collage Lab 13: Basic Theory


Unit 4 Color
Lab 13 Basic Theory
27 May 2013