Category Archives: Collage

Paper Boats at Sunrise

Paper Boat at Sunrise I

Paper Boat at Sunrise II

Paper Boat at Sunrise III

Paper Boat at Sunrise IV

Paper Boat at Sunrise V

Paper Boat at Sunrise IV
Paper Boats at Sunrise
mixed media collage (maps, brads, and acrylic monoprint) on paper
5 x 7 inches

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Paper Boats at Night

Paper Boat

Paper Boat at Night II

Paper Boat at Night I
mixed media collage (maps, brads, and acrylic monoprint) on paper
5 x 7 inches
(sold)

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The Freedom Fighter’s Manual

I also finally got images for all the pages of the last big book I did, The Freedom Fighter’s Manual. There are 51 two-page spreads, which is ridiculously huge for one of my books. It took FOREVER to finish, and when I was done I couldn’t stand the thought of scanning the whole thing. I was going to scan it this weekend, so I could put it up on Etsy, but then I couldn’t find the power cable for my scanner. It’s always something. I ended up just taking photos of the pages with my phone, which is going to have to be good enough.

Still to Do
Still to Do

A thousand words
A thousand words

The Nature of Stars & Tomorrow we leave, but where are we going?
The Nature of Stars & Tomorrow we leave, but where are we going?

Specialty Girl & What keeps beautiful things beautiful?
Specialty Girl & What keeps beautiful things beautiful?

fragile human spacefarers
fragile human spacefarers

Wake Up & Remember
Wake Up & Remember

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House

House
mixed media in art journal

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A Chest of Drawers

A Chest of Drawers
mixed media on canvas (collage, acrylic, and buttons)

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Hark! An Art!

The Freedom Fighter's Manual

I spent Christmas weekend finishing up work on a collage book I started two years ago. It was enormous (108 pages), so I don’t know when I’ll find the motivation to sit down and scan the whole thing. I did a page-through video, though. (Audio provided by Thomas, who decided that was the perfect time to sit down next to me and chew on his Benebone.)

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Working

Working

Trying to finish The Freedom Fighter’s Manual.

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A Test

Clear watercolor ground test, dried 24 hours. This was not a thick application, but it needs to be thinner, to avoid opaque sections. Not tragic!  This is why testing is good. #artjournal #sketchbook #painting #testing #watercolorground

Close up. Clear watercolor ground test, dried 24 hours. This was not a thick application, but it needs to be thinner, to avoid opaque sections. Not tragic!  This is why testing is good. #artjournal #sketchbook #painting #testing #watercolorground

I pasted a piece of textured kraft paper into my journal with acrylic medium. I covered that with a thin coat of Daniel Smith transparent watercolor ground. After drying 24 hours, as recommended, there were still opaque streaks. So next time, I’ll know that thin is not thin enough. Must apply even thinner!

Schmincke and M. Graham gouache on textured kraft paper treated with Daniel Smith transparent watercolor ground #artjournal #sketchbook #painting #testing #gouache #watercolorground

I’m really happy with the way the finished product handles, despite the streaks. I think it will be a nice addition for collaging elements into journals that you later want to use wet media on. The ground also comes in opaque white, if you don’t want the underlying surface to show.

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Everyone’s a Critic

My cats are jerks. #cats #catscratch #gluebooks #artjournals #art #collage

One of my cats decided to sharpen their claws on the book I’m working in. Jerk.

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An Art

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You Have Not Yet Become
gluebook collage

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