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Lesson Learned: Doodle Collage

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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.

Doodle Collage Pages

I used those papers to create a collage in my art journal.

Doodle Collage

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

Materials used: 

Flippin’ Trip Book

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I love books and I love making art, and have amassed quite a collection of art technique books. Periodically, I like to pick out a project to make. Last summer I had to cancel a planned trip because of a very sick cat and took a staycation instead. This Flippin’ Trip Book from Personal Geographies by Jill K. Berry was the perfect project to document my changed plans. Of course, because I’m great at starting projects, but not as good at finishing them, it took me until now to finish the book and blog about it.

Flippin' Trip Book Project from Personal Geographies

What I Learned: To measure accurately and follow assembly directions.

Flippin' Trip Book Cover

What I Like Best: The color palette I chose.

Flippin' Trip Book

What I Would Do Differently: I would paint the pull tab papers before assembling them.

Flippin' Trip Book Open

Materials Used:  Black mat board, Canson Mi-Tientes Paper, bristol board black Pitt Artist Pen, acrylic craft paints, washi tape, stickers from Stickertopia: The Museum, embroidery floss.