I’ve been pushing myself to get in my art studio to make just a little art no matter how tired I am. I usually get home late, and am exhausted. Today, I got home around 8:30pm. I decided I should make collage fodder. In fact, I did make a little art earlier in the day, too, which I also made for collage.
The pieces I did in my art studio tonight I had started last night. When you’re tired, making something simple like a geli print or any type of collage fodder seems like a good thing to do. It doesn’t really matter how it turns out since it’s just going to be used as a piece in something else.
I made geli prints on parchment paper, deli paper, napkins, and yupo paper. One of the parchment papers and one of the napkins tore. The funny thing is, those two turned out to be some of my favorites. I’m not too worried about it since I planned to rip it up anyway, but I think I might make some faux rice paper out of the ripped pieces. Also, I ended up doing a geli print on a failed alcohol ink painting, which I think had alcohol spilled on it. It looked kind of cool but not complete, so I added some stamps as well as stamps in some of the other pieces. I also added some pan pastels and even used stencils with the pan pastels. If that wasn’t enough, I got the crazy idea to do a pour on top of that on the yupo paper! Actually, I think that turned out to be the coolest one of all! I put too much acrylic ink and pour on the paper, so I poured out some of the extra on a scrap canvas, which I have been using all my leftover paint on. However, it looks kinda cool, too, and is inspiring me to want to get more intentional with it. It’s kind of weird how I get a second wind once I’m making art!
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These are beautiful! Good job getting in the studio!
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Thank you. What I love about mixed media is that even the rejects and failures can be salvaged and turned into something useful. I think God does that with all the parts of our lives when we’re submitted to Him.