A big round of applause for all 25 of you that played in the second part of our online class: Get Inspired by Your Reading Materials! So many cool collages to view! You can see most of them in our YahooGroup (Photos section: "Helga's Blog: #2 Weekly Art Challenge"). My kitty, Bruno, volunteered to pick all 3 winners this week (scroll down a bit). Each of the winners get to pick 3 ARTchix sheets of their choice. Hooray!
And now, let's continue expanding our creativity together with a new art challenge!
Art Challenge #3 (of 9): Get Inspired by Color!
First, go through your magazines, catalogs and/or photos and find one that has a color scheme that you like. I picked this page out of a Marie Claire Idees magazine (love this mag!!!). Love the bright reds and cute kitty!
Now, pull out supplies in the colors that you see in your photo or magazine page. You may want to give yourself a time limit of 15 minutes or something like that. Otherwise you may find yourself lost in your supplies. lol. I pulled out Cute Kitties, red german scrap, an old letter, fabrics, decorative papers, and velvet leaves.
Now, where to start? You could just start making a collage out of the supplies that you pulled out. But I decided to start this collage by making my background first. I wanted to challenge myself to keep playing with the round stamp that I used in the last challenge. (An excellent way to expand your creativity is to keep playing with the same thing and see where it takes you.)
So, for this background, I stamped my round circles. And then I used a hole punch to punch circles out of the decorative papers that I had pulled out. I adhered them with a glue stick. And then I painted the red background with Daniel Smith watercolor paints. Love their colors...really nice and vibrant. When I was done, I sprayed a bit of shimming mist across the whole page for fun.
What I did: I started cutting and adding images. I wanted to bring some elements in from the magazine page (in addition to color) so I added the cats and a letter.
At some point, I decided that I wanted to add white dots across my background. To get them to be more uniform, I layed this Red Mesh on top and then I put white dots in the middle of each section...it was a great help.
Ta da! Here is my finished collage. As you can see, I ended up making a house shape with 3 kitties inside and check out all of that red, wowza! I had so much fun playing with all of my red supplies that I couldn't resist spelling our "FUN." Tee hee! You'll also find Red Wings (the special of the week), Lucky button, Victorian Roses and see that cool bit of ribbon with nests - if all goes as planned, we'll have it for sale on our site in mid November. I bought some in Vancouver and decided that we all need to get our hands on some! It's really lovely!
Art Challenge #3 (or 9) SUMMARY: Get Inspired by Color! Pick a magazine page, catalog page or photo that has colors that you like. Pull out supplies in those colors and make a collage. Be sure to include circles and dots in any medium you'd like.
*Please SAVE YOUR SCRAPS and hold onto them for a future challenge.*
To Play in This Art Challenge: Make a collage inspired by colors from a page in a magazine, catalog or photo and include dots and circles. (Please show us the page or photo that inspired your collage too).
Scan them and post them online to your blog, flickr account, website or our YahooGroup (Photos section: "Helga's Blog: #3 Weekly Art Challenge").
Next, click on "Comments" at the bottom of this post and leave a note with a link to your collage so I know where to see it online. In addition, please link back to my blog.
Deadline: Tuesday morning, November 3, 2009.
Prizes: My cute kitties will randomly pick 3 participants and they will each get to pick 3 free ARTchix sheets of their choice! Hooray!
WINNERS from Last Week's Art Challenge: Get Inspired by Your Reading Materials!
Hooray for the wonderful, creative 25 artists that made cool collages out of their favorite magazine! Bruno picked 3 winners which will each get 3 free ARTchix sheets of their choice. Here's who he picked:
I printed all of the artists' names, cut them out, spread them out on a table and put a treat next to each name. Then Bruno got to pick 3 treats to scarf down! The name that was attached to that treat won! What fun! Congrats to Joy, Sabine and Carol!