Saturday, December 14, 2013

How to be creative without producing anything

I have been very creative today, but it did not yield results.....yet.
I was inspired to do some digital collage by a post here.
But long long ago, when I was using photoshop elements, it seemed easy.  My new laptop only has Gimp.  I know I can do what I want, but the how is another thing.  It did not happen today, but I will keep trying (or I will go and get photoshop elements again)
so What have I got to show? Not much - two started journal pages.

This page is a rubbing over wire (which I learnt from design matters tv), using water soluble crayons. needs more work, of course.

This page is using a couple of things i created today.  On the left is a stencil I created from one of my drawings and on the right is a stamp I created using fun foam after watching the new Art journaling Live recording from Interweave.  It is not a new technique, i have seen it before, but the video was very inspiring.  It was the tracey Bautista part of the video.
I really like both the stamp and the stencil, but of course i need to play with them a bit more.

Happy creating!


  1. Great idea to create a stencil from one of your drawings! It looks gorgeous. That recording from interweave sounds quite interesting ....

  2. Thanks so much for stopping by AND linking to my blog :)
    I'm glad my collage is inspirational - makes my day!
    I really like the stamp you made on the right page... and the mono prints you show in an earlier post... cool!

  3. You may not think you produced anything, but I personally think you produced a LOT. And you learned or expanded on some new techniques, too.


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