Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Day 15- AEDM: Scrappy Bookmarks

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

If you're like me, you have a stash of scrap papers, fabrics and other bits and pieces, right?
Here's a fun way to use 'em up.

Throw those scraps down on pieces of large paper you have - I'm using cut open grocery sacks here.
Glue with plain old white glue.
Don't even think about making pretty or coordinating your colors.

Then, using whatever acrylic paints you have - even kid's paint will do, swish some color here and there.

Throw on some glitter . . .

fabric flowers . . . puff paint squiggles . . . ink drips, bubble wrap imprints, stamps, anything and everything you have!

Up close it'll look like a big colorful mess - no worries!

Let all that dry, then glue the large pieces back to back - so that the paint & collage shows on both sides.

After all of that is really dry, it's time to cut the collaged paper into bookmark sized strips.
I've got a paper cutter, but it's easily done with scissors.

While you're at it, cut some to use as post cards or to bind into your art journal!

You could even go a step or two further with pen marks, oil pastels, etc. Go wild!

See what those other wild AEDMonthers are up to here!


Like my cool graffiti painted apron in the first photo? I learned to do it from a tutorial by Alisa Burke in Somerset's Workshop Magazine waaaaaay back when.

I'm also sporting a "Fear No Art" pin by artist and personal hero Andre Miripolsky. I've had it for something like 20 years. I had the pleasure of meeting him last year and see that he still sells those pins - I got the poster to match!

Making his debut to the right of the same photo, is my Mom's dog and studio mate, "Burrito Don Julio Lotto Bell". Big name, little dog.


B said...

Wonderful idea! Found you via AEDM. Love your blog!

Anonymous said...

So cute and so simple. Nice! Margie

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

The world is a much better place when there is glitter in your day don't you think... fun post xx