This is Karen, back with another month of Mixed Media with Karen. I am still continuing to have fun in my collage notebook. For this month, I chose a wonderful quote I loved and coupled it with lots of awesome My
Mind's Eye papers and ephemera. I liked combining some of the brighter lines with the dimmer ones.
I moved things around a bit more and finally settled on this configuration:
Then I added paint along the edges and on some of the papers. I tried not to overthink the process and just added color wherever it made me happy to do so. I generally pick my colors from the papers. I loved the
blue and yellow in the collage paper so I used more of those. I really liked how much they brightened my page.
Then, it was time for details. I grabbed a black pen and drew borders around my page, my picture, the flowers, and wherever else I felt like. I loved the way the black added both definition and some contrast.
I also highlighted the word "kindness" with my pen.
Here's a look at the page sideways so you can see the beautiful shine in those papers!
I find the patterns, mixed bags, and washi tapes are my go-to items when making my mixed media pages. I love pulling several random pieces and challenging myself to find a way to create cohesion with them on my page. There's nothing some pretty papers and yummy paint can't make magical.
Thank you for letting me share and have a fantastic day!