Crayon Chick » An indie business of old crafts and new tricks, designer/maker, artist and keen on elevenses.

Making pictures

Lock up your magazines, I’ve got scissors and I’m not afraid to use them!

I’ve been in a very happy place making pictures. What is not to love about this activity, I get to compose beautiful new pictures from beautiful papers and pages. I focus on colour, on texture, on lines and shapes. I get to fiddle around adjusting this, tweaking that, swapping this picture for that and then back again. I get to use scissors and a glue stick – which in itself is happiness right there! I love the ‘old school’ scissors and glue sticks for some good old fashioned collage work.

And the results are pretty mosaics that are all my favourites and will be hard to part with. I’ve used original images, no reproductions, and each one is an original artwork, a one-of-a-kind. Yes, very hard to part with.
But then I look in my studio workroom and see the 2 towering piles of hoarded magazines, papers, clippings and books, and the boxes of general paper-based ephemera and I know there’s a new favourite lurking in there somewhere just waiting for the scissors and glue stick to come out again.

February 6, 2012 - 8:44 am

Frankie and Ray - Could this be patchworking with paper? I love them!

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