Art journaling speaks to us for many reasons; one of which is the freedom to incorporate not only images and drawings, but also words that can be symbolic or straightforward.
This is what I love about artists: Somewhere, someone was having a ham and cheese on rye with a dill pickle, looked down at their lunch and thought, "Hey, I bet this translucent paper littered with seeds and smelling of garlic would make a great art supply."
Looking to add a little sparkle to your hand lettering styles?
Here are two easy ways to make your lettering shine--just in time for
creating holiday cards, gift cards, or even a display sign.
For the most part, cootie catchers provide giggles for adolescent girls.
But it turns out the basic cootie catcher construct can be the basis
for paper art
silhouette ornaments. These ornaments (which can also be used as gift
toppers and card embellishments) turn kids' amusement into sophisticated
handmade paper crafts.
Roann Mathias is a mixed-media artist who takes paper art to a whole new level. A designer, she specializes in calligraphy which she uses to adorn handmade cards and books, and stationery. To create her handmade paper crafts and card making embellishments, Roann employs acrylics, watercolors, and paper collage.
In our new free eBook, Lettering and Mark Making in Art: 4 Free Hand Lettering Techniques for Mixed Media Applications, three artists show you how to create lettering styles with mark-making techniques and tools.
To me, there are few art activities more relaxing than paper collage. I just love dipping my sponge brush into decoupage medium, swiping the backs of the pieces of paper, and gluing them down on the page-one by one by one. There's a mindless rhythm to the task that's very meditative.
As a person who has filled many a blank book with a flood of handwritten angst, I often forget that an art journal need not have any writing at all.
How is it that with a limited selection of shapes and lines in this world for mark making, we are able to come up with so many different ways to put them together and make art?