I’ve been loving this little sketchbook I made recently, and thought I’d give you a peek into how I’m using it. It’s a nice amount of space to fill when I have just a little bit of time and I’m looking for a creative outlet.
I’ve been very inspired by a few different artists lately:
I’m only using materials I already have in my stash. And trying to combine them in different ways within this tiny creative space. So far I’ve actually been doing each page in two stages. First I glue down a background of different papers collaged together and go over thee whole surface with a little bit of white paint, almost like a dry brush technique, just to blend it all together. Then I leave it to dry.
The next time I come to the page, there’s a gorgeous textured background to work with and I add the additional elements like coloured paint, stamping, stitching, some coloured or patterned bits of paper, etc.
Supplies I’m Using
- glue stick
- coffee-dyed grid paper
- coffee-eyed music sheet paper
- coffee-dyed printer paper
- kraft coloured tissue paper
- scraps of decorative paper
- dollar store acrylic craft paints: white, black, blush, green
- rubber stamps & black ink
- embroidery thread & embroidery needle
- black micron
P.S. I used the cap of the glue stick to stamp the black circles in the second photo.
P.S.S. I’m excited to use some short quotes I’ve typed on the next few pages.