Once you know the rules, you can break them. I made another piece of neurographic art but I just didn't feel like colouring inside the lines this time.
This is a mess. Then again it was made for the Messy May challenge so I guess it's appropriate. I got to play with a couple of different techniques, so I'm calling it a successful mess.
I keep saying I'm not going to do any more challenges and then... this is my take on the first class in the Fodder Challenge taster and I got to use a bit of the tissue paper I have been collecting for years.
Faced with an uninspiring host's response to the Messy May prompt word *courage*, I took a more abstract approach and indulged in some contemplative painting.
Another play with neurographic art, which taught me more about my art supplies and gave me an idea.
Eco-dyeing, fabric paints, embroidery and laser print transfer. Some yet-to-be-loved products get their first use in this "adventure" page for the Messy May challenge.
Series: Collage exploration #9 It took me days to get around to gluing this one down and, to be honest, the only reason I actually did it was to get it out of the way so I can move on to something more interesting. I wasn't that taken by the example in the Project Collage… Continue reading Collage exploration #9
Series: Messy May #3 Prompt: 03 HAPPYHost: Michelle Schratz @raspberryblueskyGuidance: Carefree fun. Create with the joyfulness of a child. I enjoyed making this one. Forgetting about precision and tidiness and, for a start, not even bothering with brushes. What could fulfil the brief of child-like art better than finger-painting? I did start by putting some… Continue reading Messy May “happy”
A few months ago there seemed to be a lot of neurographic art turning up in my various feeds and, being a bit of an artistic magpie, I read up on it and gave it a go. As with all this sort of thing, I am personally sceptical about the supposed psychological benefits — don't… Continue reading Neuro sun #1
Series: Messy May #2 Prompt: 02 SHOWING UPHost: Caylee Grey @cayleegreyGuidance: Show up in your journal today, in the easiest way possible. Use a bullet point list to (re)introduce yourself to your journal. In avoiding creating an art journal bullet list, I ended up creating a piece more akin to a scrapbook page. And I… Continue reading Messy May “showing up”
Series: Collage exploration #8 This is the other colour blocks collage; the one that I started work on before changing tack and making the ratty one. The background on this one is created jigsaw-style, but the main elements are just layered on top. It didn't feel in keeping with the examples in the book, but… Continue reading Collage exploration #8
Series: Messy May #1 Prompt: 01 STARTINGHost: Caylee Grey @cayleegreyGuidance: Start. Either by opening your journal to a new page or by binding a journal just for Messy May. I'd like to say that I was super productive on my blogging break, that I'd spent the time working out what I wanted to make and… Continue reading Messy May “starting”
Series: Collage exploration #7 I'm not completely sure about this style of collage. It's an interesting technical challenge, creating the jigsaw-style pieces, but I'm not convinced it works for me. Maybe if I was working on a free-floating design rather than one that fills the page... Anyway, the idea was to make a collage with… Continue reading Collage exploration #7
Series: Collage exploration #6 This is another mini collage inspired by one of the examples in the Project Collage book. I rather like the way the book is organised into different themes with just a few examples for each: the first two I made from it were Torn and Layers & Tears from the "Freehand"… Continue reading Collage exploration #6
Series: Collage exploration #5 This was most definitely fun to make. Hard work at times and not a quick process, but I love the result. This "layer and tear" décollage piece was inspire by a technique in the Project Collage book. I lost count of how many layers of magazine papers I glued to base… Continue reading Collage exploration #5