"Once we clearly acknowledge the soul, we can learn to hear it's cries. - Dallas Willard, Renovation Of The Heart."

It takes courage to pursue our dreams. It takes time and patience to unearth buried treasure. But I believe with all my heart that we must do both.

6.04.2010

Fun, fun, fun

Here are two more collage pages.  I am having a blast I tell you!!! 
I can see I could get in trouble with this too.  I keep thinking about all the wonderful papers, tapes, stickers, etc...........oh, oh, oh!!!!  I also like that I can use more of my fun pens - they write better on paper than paint. 

I have used collage elements on journal pages that were primarily painted, and I have a feeling I will be using paint along with collage again, but for now I am having fun painting with paper!!! 

My first few pages I used a glue stick - not a very good one.  Then some regular glue.  I did not like the wrinkles they left.  So I am back with gel medium, but I am very careful not to get any on the front.  You can't write over that stuff very well!! 

I have not journaled or doodled on these.  I think I like the idea of doing lots of pages in advance, and having them completed to take with me when I go out.   I somehow feel a little freeer in writing everyday stuff on these as well, don't know why that is!! 

I am going to try to set this collaging aside and do what needs to be done around here today!!! 

I said try!!!!

Opheila do you see I used the ledger paper you sent me??  Thank you again, I love them.

13 comments:

Bevie said...

Hi sis, these are so cute...great idea too! I'm so happy you are having so much fun doing new things...I admire your spirit...I need a new journal...am look, but haven't found one yet..think I'm going to take an old book and journal over the pages...will see!!! love you darlin' and have a wonderful weekend...

CountryDreaming said...

This looks like so much fun! Good to know that gel is working for you better than a glue stick. Your experience makes it easier for everybody else who wants to learn collage journaling. Am going out of town this weekend, and looking forward to reading all about your artistic adventures on my return. :-)

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

Mary, I love your pages. I can tell that you have found another love besides your painting. I really want to try this. Have you ever thought about doing a YouTube Tutorial to show people like me how you put this together? I would love that. I learned so much from watching Martha's 10 min watercolor flowerpot video. Also, after making your collage pages, do you write over the top later when journaling? I'm so new to this collage thing.

Lee Ann

Denise said...

So awesome.

PaperPumpkin said...

Aren't we all just having a blast art journaling and collage-ing?!! This is so much fun!♥ Your pages are colorfully wonderful, Mary. {I like the uhu glue stick best...} Happy weekend! ~Kathy

DJ said...

Love the rose in the upper left corner...and the torn black paper bringing our eyes back to the feet...good composition. Your colors here are great together.
Just create on, girlfriend~

sarah said...

I love all this creativity. The girls and I sat and made collages...Nothing fancy but I loved it. It felt so good....

Butterfly Works said...

Girlfriend, I can tell you are having a "blast"....it's written all over this post....
Isn't it so rewarding to try something new and it turn out to be so much fun....and good to boot.......Keep um coming girl.....
By the way, your grandchild is absolutely beautiful; those eyes are something else.....
another by the way, where are you sleeping, hahaha
Hugs and Blessings

INSIDE THE SHRINK said...

Wow! This is a truly an inspirational site. Your creativity is a gift from God. What I love most is your true openness and humility in seeking God and His will for your life. Keep up the great work and God bless.

S. Etole said...

Looks like you have been quite busy and having fun doing it!

Buffy said...

Looks like you're having fun,I love your journal spread,great composition. I know what you mean about "trying" to get stuff done around the house,its hard to put the art stuff away.

WINDOWLAD said...

As you have said... fun.. fun.. fun... and we definitely had so much fun in here...!:D

Cheers!!!:)

>Kelvin

Creative Carmelina said...

i love this two page spread as well!
it's so bold and colourful!

well done! looks like you are really enjoying this very much!

who'd a thunk it...paper and glue and cutting could bring so much joy! eh?

ciao again
carmelina