Sunday, April 25, 2010

Playtime in the Studio....

When I'm not inspired to paint, I always turn to scrappy collage....and that's just about all I've been doing recently. Oh, I manage to slap a little paint on the backgrounds here and there but I haven't been inspired to actually paint a picture in quite some time.

So out come the magazines and books. Out come the scissors and glue. And the outcome is always a HUGE mess in the studio!! Here is my latest little creation. It began life as a Good Earth tea box....



I began by stuffing it with old plastic bags just to give it a little bit of stability. Then I completely covered it with masking tape.


Side 1

I painted it all over but most of it got covered with images....


Side 2

Anything and everything got used....leftover paper from when I punched some flowers....


Side 3

stickers, bits of security envelopes, dates from a calendar....


Side 4

I stamped (which wasn't easy since the box wasn't a hard surface!)....


Top

cut things from old magazines....


Bottom

and used images from a book on opera. I made a teeny tiny dent in some of my scraps but no one would ever know. The collaged box will sit on my desk in the office and remind me to get up and go to the studio!!

What are you doing today? Are you playing?