As I was cleaning out my computer (to move to a new computer), I came upon my ginormous photo stash. Yikes. When did it get so out-of-control?!!?
And I remembered that in the old days, we went to the photo place and had our photos printed out. And we put them in a photo album. As in a physical, real live, photo album! (And some wise and creative peeps probably still do that!) But I simply had all recent trips on my computer.
So, I chose the highlights of our fabulous trip to Thailand in 2014, and fit as many photo images onto one 8.5x11 photo stock and printed them out. Since I have an inkjet printer, I also sprayed them with a varnish to protect them as I did the project.
I laid them out and used Roben-Marie’s Art Pops™ and stamps to enhance the selection. And voila! Something I can trim out of my sketchbook and hang on the wall. A super fun remembrance of our trip to Thailand in 2014!
have fun creating your own photo collage!
Is there an aspect of mixed-media art that you always avoid? Why?
Ha! Anything black! It might stem from my watercolor days when it was taboo in a “good” watercolor. Or it might be a little wishy-washy about deciding on darks. But it’s true! And that’s why I like stamps. I can stamp them on a sheet and decide which fun darks to add without pressure.
What creative tool/supply are you obsessed with right now?
I’d have to say my Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks. I carry them everywhere with my (smallish) sketchbook and can pull them and my water brush out to color. Anywhere. They’ve been a life-changer for my #the100dayproject as they are small enough to travel with.