Thursday, March 24, 2011

Collage Inspiration

Her name is Dede aka Inkwell and she makes the most fabulous collages with pictures torn from magazines and some craft paint. Yeah, craft paint, the cheapo stuff you buy for $.97 at Michaels. She's such an inspiration to me that I've been playing, and playing, and PLAYING with paint and paper to the point of total frustration! Honestly, you'd think that someone who can scrapbook and put together a journal page or two would be able to collage! Well, I've got news for ain't that easy! My first collage came out okay after hours and hours of painting over everything I hated and starting again. Collage #2 is a frightful mess and I don't think I care anymore if I save it or not. But Collage #3....well, I'm downright proud of it.

Visit Dede's blog at Inkwelland watch her ustream programs at Inkwell Ustream

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Art Crap!

I'm SO bummed! I probably shouldn't have taken these pictures because now that I see what I've done to the originals, I want to cry...or throw something...! I was really proud of myself for piecing together these two collages. I liked them, but I wasn't finished. I had to start smearing the paint...I just had to. I think I broke my own much so that I can't post the end result until I've found some way of making it look better, which may be never.

I think this might be a sign from the art gods that says "stick to scrapbooking, you idiot!"

I was attempting to make collages a la Inkwell. Been watching her Ustreams and I think she's very talented, and she makes it look so easy, but easy it isn't. Check out her blog for some great pictures of her work, or view her videos on Ustream. It's worth it!


4/4/11 Update

I've totally destroyed and trashed both of the above collages. Onward.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Another Journal Page

I liked it...until I posted it. The colors are a lot more vibrant than they look. The page started out green and it was too dark, way too dark. I finally caved and tried to save it, ended up with this. I like it. The original that is. I like it.