#943 – Inspiration Station #15

Hello and welcome! Finally up with the next installment of Inspiration Station!!

Inspiration Station Challenge Logo

It was my turn to choose a theme for this challenge. I made a collage of pottery this time –

Image Source: (clockwise from top right)
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I did initially think of making a card, or doing some of my experimental watercoloring, bu then I remembered that it had been quite a long time since I added anything to my art book. So, I went about filling another couple of pages. 🙂

I chose a few things from the inspiration – the colors, the leafy plants, and of course, the critter looking at amazement at the plants..wonder if it is a foreigner, deciding upon a new home! 🙂

I started by ripping out pages of an old book. Normally, I’m not a fan of ripping pages off books, but this one I kept especially for art making, so I proceeded without any guilt! 🙂 I then tore the edges to a few different sizes and after deciding their placement, adhered it to my book. I then watercolored around it with that deep blue, using my cheap pan watercolors. I then added those leafy plants and added a light blue/brown to the rest of the exposed background.

At this point, I started feeling like I couldn’t make out that there are multiple ripped out page panels on the page. To make them a bit more prominent, I colored the torn edges with black watercolor.

For the focal points, I die cut a few pieces from Pink Fresh Studio Dainty Blossoms, stacked two pieces together and added them over a few trips of washi tape. For the right side, I watercolored the critter and a few more flowers, adhered them over the same similar strips of washi tape.

For a touch of gold, I die cut a few smaller pieces using My Favorite Things Hip Clips and Lawn Fawn Hearts dies and adhered them to the pages.

Checkout the gorgeous set of coasters that my sister made, inspired by the same collage! Exceptional! And useful!

That’s it from me for now. Till the next installment of of Inspiration Station, ciao!

#889 – Washi Tape Art Journal

Hello and welcome! I’ve made something Art Journal after such a long time! I’ve made a few mixed media pieces, a few draw & paint pieces in my art book.. but something like a art journal spread has been forever! I found instant inspiration after watching this video from Maremi’s Art and immediately created this –

Butterfly Art Journal

I used multiple washi tapes, a few stamps and a die cut and distress inks for watercoloring a bit. The color has come a bit creamier in the pic than it is in irl. But I couldn’t modify the pic any more without losing the colors on it. Guess I’ll leave it to your imagination! 😀

Hoping myself to make some more whenever I have time!

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂