Inspiration Wednesday: Another collage

iwed10This inspiration Wednesday was a black and white collage (with a little color) topped with white and black paint. I enjoy putting together collages because I can just see a piece of paper with a nice font or graphic and if it goes with what I’m doing, I add it. I found a few things lying around like that while I was working on this. I used advertisments, papers, newspapers, whatever I thought would work. I see the next one that I do having far more color and dimension, maybe even some glitter. Can’t wait!

Happy May!!!

iwed9 blgMay is my favorite month of the year, because I get to celebrate my birthday, and I usually figure why not just celebrate the entire month? The flowers are blooming and the birds are chirping, so why not? I am a firm believer in playing hard, so things like blogs and chores can sometimes fall by the wayside, but never fear, I am back. This is my latest Inspiration Wednesday project. I used Golden brand absorbent ground on top of the gesso, which allowed the acrylic paint to have a watercolorish effect. I almost like it better than super heavy gesso. Almost. I also had a lot of fun working with acrylic paint markers and spraying water everywhere. Except for on the acrylic paint markers 🙂

Paint, Glaze and Patience.

wpid-20150424_184751.jpgI completed my most recent Inspiration Wednesday project yesterday. It had three layers of glaze, super heavy gesso, wooden letters, and a whole lot of paint. The layers were a bit thicker than usual, which led to more drying time and the shift in our weather from beautifully warm to gray, rainy cold did not help in that department. The extra time was a huge opportunity for things to come together and I am completely happy with the result.

Art Journal – Collage

iwed7Today was a cold, dark gray rainy day. It was a good day to do art, so I made this. I had a lot of fun and the colors of the flowers gave me hope that the warmth of Spring would eventually return to these parts 🙂