Weekend creations

The weekend was busy so I decided to do simple stuff for my art. A zentangle on Saturday. I hadn’t done a zentangle since my series of coasters in January so I was a bit rusty but it came out fine. 

On Sunday, i did a silly drawing in a book titled Complete This Drawing. My mother and I take turns drawing in it. On the left, you can see the design I chose which was obviously meant to be a squirrel’s tail but I turned it into a funky hairdo. We usually draw something other than what it’s supposed to be. 

And finally, today I did some more postcards. This time, I created collages on them. At the beginning of the year, I had the intention of sending letters and postcards to friends but never got around to doing it so I’m making various postcards to send out before the end of the year. 

These were fun to make so there might be more collages and/or postcards in the near future. 

Thank you for visiting and see you tomorrow!

Art journal page

I was very hot today and I went in my studio later than usual because of the heat. I decided not to install the AC this year because I like to keep the windows open and listen to the neighborhood’s wild life.

Anyway, when I sat down to do some art, I had no idea what to do. I wanted something that wouldn’t take too long. So I picked up my art journal and a box of collage elements and got started. Well, I played for one hour until I got the result you see below.

Bunny art journal page

I had no plan while doing this page. Just playing with papers and paints.

Material used: Americana paints in Lipstick, Flamingo and Coastal Waters; Neocolor II in Yellow Green and Cobalt Blue; gesso; washi tapes; empty cardboard rolls as stamps; and of course, papers from magazines and newspaper with Collage Pauge.

Thanks for visiting and see you tomorrow.

Daily ATC in February


I’m having fun this month revisiting a format I hadn’t worked with in quite some time: the artist trading card (ATC). I used to participate in a lot of swaps and trades for ATCs and, later on, chunky book pages. At one point, it just became too much and I stopped. Now, I create for the joy of it and, if someone wants to trade, I’ll do it when I feel like it. I don’t want it to become an obligation or a burden like it was after a while. I want my art making to be a source of joy and even relaxation.

The techniques used for this first set are: collage, painting, drawing and stamping. If anyone is interested in trading for any of these, please let me know in the comments. 

Thanks for visiting!

Making collage paper – Faire du papier pour collage

When I was working on my painted pages last Sunday, I had a couple layers of tissue paper taped on my table to have a clean working space. When I am mixing my paints, I like to test them on something first so I did just that on this paper. As well as sprayed some inks with stencils, stamped leftover paint with foam stamps, brushed extra paint, etc. At the end, I end up with a colourful and textured paper that I can use in my collages, in my art journal or wherever I see fit! No two papers end up the same so it’s unique collage fodder every single time!

Quand je travaillais sur mes pages peintes dimanche dernier, j’avais deux feuilles de papier de soie collé avec du ruban adhésif sur ma table pour avoir une surface de travail propre. Quand je mélange mes peintures, j’aime les essayer sur quelque chose d’autre au départ alors c’est ce que j’ai fait avec ce papier. J’ai aussi vaporisé des encres au travers de pochoirs, étampé du surplus de peinture avec des étampes en mousse, brossé de la peinture d’extra, etc. À la fin, je me retrouve devant un papier coloré et texturé que je peux utiliser dans mes collages, mon journal artistique ou n’importe où qui m’intéresse! Il n’y a jamais deux papiers identiques alors c’est du matériel à collage unique à chaque fois!

Index-Card-A-Day 1 to 5

Here is my first update for the Index-Card-A-Day challenge. On the first card, I wrote on the front and doodled on the back with gel pens. The other cards are only one-sided. For day 2, I doodled with fine markers from the dollar store. Day 3 is a collage of pieces found on my floor (including the embroidery floss) and then I drew the bird with a fountain pen. On day 4, I played with paints and a few small mark making tools. And, finally, day 5 saw the use of watercolour, rub-ons and bits and pieces found while sorting through my piles of stuff.

Voici ma première mise à jour pour le défi Index-Card-A-Day. Sur la première carte, j’ai écrit sur le recto et dessiné au verso avec des stylos gel. Les autres cartes sont seulement recto. Pour le 2e jour, j’ai gribouillé avec des feutres fins du magasin à un dollar. Jour 3 est un collage de morceaux trouvés sur mon planché (incluant le fil à broder) puis j’ai dessiné l’oiseau avec une plume. Pour le 4e jour, j’ai joué avec mes peintures et de petits outils marqueurs. Et, finalement, jour 5 a vu l’utilisation d’aquarelle, de transferts et de morceaux trouvés en fouillant dans mes piles de fournitues.

>Quick collage – Collage rapide


This month, I haven’t done much in my journal. Mostly some writing and a bit of doodling. Putting ideas and lists down all in one place. But last night, I decided to make a quick collage. I think I’ll do a few more in there. It’s such fun!
Ce mois-ci, je n’ai pas fait grand chose dans mon journal. Surtout de l’écriture et un peu de gribouillage. Des idées et des listes en un seul endroit. Mais hier soir, j’ai décidé de faire un collage rapide. Je pense que je vais en faire plus dans ce journal. C’est tellement amusant!

>January Journal – Journal de Janvier


A few pages from my January journal. I still a few pages at the end to fill in once I print photos.
Quelques pages de mon journal de janvier. Il me reste quelques pages à remplir à la fin, lorsque j’aurai imprimé des photos.
An envelop on the inside of the cover, to hold some ideas.
Une enveloppe à l’intérieur de la couverture pour garder quelques idées.
I’m always making TO-DO lists so I added one to my journal on a layer of leftover paint.
Je fais toujours des listes À FAIRE alors j’en ai ajoutée une dans mon journal sur une couche reste de peinture.
I used printed pages that were meant to be recycled to make some of my pages. Here, a mandala I had coloured and the other page, which is hidden by an added flap (private journaling), was something from a Wiccan website. I also used my latest carved stamps and stitched a piece of cardstock.
J’ai pris des pages imprimées dues pour le recyclage pour faire certaines pages. Ici, un mandala que j’avais colorié et l’autre page, cachée par un panneau rajouté (écriture privée), était quelque chose d’un site sur la Wicca. J’ai aussi utilisé mes dernières étampes gravées et cousu un morceau de papier décoratif.
My mother gave me some new paper to play with so I tested a few mediums on it. Here are my test samples.
Ma mère ma donné du nouveau papier que j’ai testé avec plusieurs médium. Voici mes échantillons.
Here, a simple collage. I hadn’t done one of these in some time so it was fun to just glue papers down with no real idea in mind.
Ici, un collage simple. Je n’en avais pas fait depuis longtemps alors c’était amusant de juste coller des papiers sans idée précise en tête.
I still have a few more pages to show you in another post. Don’t forget to enter my OWOH giveaway in the previous post if you haven’t done so already.
J’ai encore quelques pages à vous montrer dans un prochain article. N’oubliez pas de participer à mon tirage OWOH dans l’article précédent si ce n’est déjà fait.

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