Settle into your imperfections, use your brain and your hands to make something that represents you — not the way society and advertising tell you to be. By owning your voice and using that to create something authentic, you give a gift to yourself and to others who may be inspired by it.Jennifer Korsen
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Because I love books and I love making art, my bookcase is filled with books about making art. Every now and then I like to choose a project to make from one of these books.
For this collage, I combined two projects from Collage Journeys by Jane Davies: Doodle Collage and Paint Playground.
I decorated papers with doodles, paint, and stencils.
I used those papers to create a collage in my art journal.
What I learned: New ways to create papers for use in collages & mixed media
What I like best: The contrast between the brightly colored and the black & white papers
My art cards are my mixed media playground. I use 3 1/2 by 5 index cards and store them in an old wooden box. The small size makes them quick to complete and easy to fit it among all my other daily tasks. Some days I only make 1, other days I might make up to 6.
Sometimes I doodle in black and white
Sometimes I collage with hand-painted papers.
Sometimes I combine black and white doodles with colorful papers.
Sometimes I use purchased papers and my own photos.
Sometimes I use cut up pages from magazines.
Sometimes I use papers left over from other projects or images from books.
To see more of my art cards, follow me on Instagram, @bethbaxterstudio.