February 23, 2012

Paper Painting Is Great FUN!!!


Howdy!  I'm sitting just inside the window here at The Dreaming Bear, watching the most gorgeous snowflakes falling all around!  It's beautiful!  It's a good day for a hot cocoa and some fuzzy socks!
It's also a good day for some paper painting!  For my birthday, my hubby gave me the latest video from Interweave:  All About Faces by Julie Fei-Fan Balzer.  (yes, he is THAT good at gift giving!!!  I'm a lucky girl!)  I watched this video over the weekend a couple of times...and it's great!  Julie is a fabulous teacher...very upbeat and fun to watch!  She shares all sorts of tips and techniques for incorporating faces into our artwork.  A certain project really caught my eye...and that was making a collage face out of all sorts of patterned fabrics.  In my case, I'm going to start with paper....so Angie and I have been making lots of different patterned papers using acrylics, watercolors, free hand drawing, and stamps.  FUN!! 



This is really free....no overthinking allowed.....just slapping colors and patterns together on a whim.  However it turns out is just fine, because these pieces will be cut up into smaller bits that will be used in a collage! 



We are off to a pretty good start....building up a stash.....but we still need more!!!


I love the zig zags that Angie made....



This one ended up being my favorite....it reminds me a little of a batik.


Soon, I'll get to work on those collages and share them with you.  What are you doing today?

3 comments:

Cathy said...

LOVE THEM!!! What great fun to be able to just paint freely. : ) Can't wait to see the finished products.

Cathy said...

LOVE THEM!!! What great fun to be able to just paint freely. : ) Can't wait to see the finished products.

Cynthia Eloise said...

some great potential there. great colors.