Tuesday, May 28, 2013

where i find stuff i forgot about

hi from northern ny where it is sunny (after days of cold rain) and 50 degrees headed up to 74, WOOHOO!

i've been playing around with stacks of paper again. no matter what i do the stacks just seem to rearrange themselves, they don't get smaller, eventually they will, right? yesterday i was pulling materials to make some junk journals and sorting through old papers and came across a couple of collages that i did quite some time ago, and of course had forgotten about. so i pulled them out, scanned and adjusted size and contrast. i will be linking them over to artsyville's glue-it tuesday. proof that i sometimes do make more than just backgrounds, hehehe. one of my things is, what to do with them when they are done. what do you do with yours? do you bind them, frame them use them in journals (these are loose pages), or do as i do and just have them stacked up somewhere? i have pages from 4x6 or smaller up to at least 9x12 or more. let me know what you do and give me some ideas.

 i used spray inks, gesso, acrylic paints, rubons, tape, stickers, wrapping paper and probably more. they were each done on a 9x12 sheet of watercolor paper.

tuesdays are one of my days off so today i plan to work some more on journals and maybe get the gelli plate out. that thing is soooooo addictive (hello, my name is mary and i am addicted to gelli printing) LOL. but i have a couple of new tools so i have to try them out, right? right. so i'm off to play for a while.

have a good day, mary


  1. one of these days I'll hop on the gelli wagon! looks great!

  2. I love these! they are so dreamy looking!
    I use my background papers as well, background for art journaling and sometimes collage/junk journal pages. I also tear them up and use them in collage art too. Hey, if you are interested in swapping some of your backgrounds for some of my backgrounds, let me know and we can make it happen. I like swapping papers and postcards with other people because it adds an extra flare to my pages.

  3. I know what you mean about 4x6 "cards" and what to do with them. I guess that's why, previously, I've limited myself to art journals! What to do with pieces outside my journal? Paste them into my journal, use them as postcards (yes, I've joined a mail art website), sell the pieces online (hopefully), use them as gift cards... There must be more uses... {:-Deb

  4. I love your adventure page! The dreamy circles draw you in. Why don't you make your 4x6 cards into a booklet? Just punch holes and "bind" with rings? or fiber?

  5. I love your pages!!! They're great! Also: Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

  6. These look great! I think you have so many options for your work, including binding them into a book or creating an art wall in your home. I feel like I don't incorporate my work into my home's décor, and I'd like to change that. Then there is always the "blog giveaway" option...haha! Just thinking of myself with that one!