Friday, June 7, 2013

ICAD and collages

I'm happy to say I'm totally on track with the index card challenge and I'm only 32 days behind on my 365 collages challenge.

To close the gap on the 365 challenge, I'm making two collages a day, and at least one is on an index card.  Here's what I've been up to:

Orange collage using magazine images and gum packaging

should I pat it or push it?

Not an index card, but a 6x8 postcard for a "brown" swap

Making use of some pretty papers that were gifted to me

collage from random crap that has been laying on my table for a long time

more random crap and some paint

The colors on the left are a packing tape transfer from the gelli plate.  Such a fun technique.  See the tutorial here.

collage made from stamped and stained papers leftover from my Jane Davies class.

I brought my camera on my evening walk and took pictures of all the pink things I saw.
I had a bunch of these circles (punched from my own marbled papers) leftover from birthday garlands I'd made in March.  They were still sitting next to my sewing machine so I stitched them willy-nilly onto an index card.

more of the above, plus some stamped tissue paper.


  1. These look great! It's always good to get rid of the stuff that's lying around one's workspace isn't it? And if you can do something pretty that's even better! The last two are my favorites.

  2. Excellent!!! Love the fish. And the willy nilly circles.In fact, I like it all.

  3. willy nilly circles are calling to me! :) Nice to see you back on the collaging path. I'm falling a bit behind to so plan a couple of marathon sessions this weekend. fingers crossed. (thanks for the postcard - lovely as always!)

  4. I have a friend who places stitches in her work. I just love the quality it adds to a piece. All these little works of art are fun. Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Wow, you are very busy at the moment. You created wonderful pieces! Thanks for sharing!

  6. These look so great! I, too, have lots of random table crap...I just don't seem to put it to as good a use as you do :)

  7. You are a tornado when you get near your art desk! All these are great, so original snd "karenish" - a new art movement like impressionism, "karenism"!
    The fish and sunglasses are such fun, I love them.
    Lovely surprise in the mail, thank you so much, you made my week.

  8. Great selection of collage there. Love that fish, pat it or push it......xox

  9. So inspiring. Love the stitched circles.

  10. Isn't it wonderful how beautiful "random crap" is? :D
    Gorgeous work using so many different techniques! Thanks for the inspiration.

  11. Every one of them is total delight. You are a whirlwind genius at taking "crap" and beautifying it. Love the humor in your work, and yes, you are an inspiration.