As a mixed media artist I am always tearing up old papers and re constructing pictures with these paper elements. I am also a saver and have been for as long as I can remember, saving "stuff" that I might need someday in a craft project. Right now I am using glue sticks with orange caps. I have accumulated quite a collection of discarded "tops" which are sitting in a bowl. Someday, I might need to boost up something and the "tops" might just be the little boosters I am looking for.
Creative People Are Crafty Hoarders
|Santa Claus Christmas Art Block|
At this time of the year, I am drawn to nostalgic holiday images such as the vivid colors in 1940s-1950s Christmas cards. But mixed media artists can not be trusted to preserve old Christmas cards the way they are.
We excel at creating new ideas with old stuff.
Suzanna Scott of Sushipot Art Objects collages on art blocks. Her wonderful Christmas themed art block is shown.
Mixed Media Artists Are Scavengers
Many of us are scavengers and constructionists who will totally interrupt the original look or design and create a very different interpretation of what we originally found.
Cutting Christmas Cards Into Strips Or Small Squares
For example, we might cut cards into strips of paper and weave the paper together in a totally new pattern. Or we are apt to randomly tear up cards and reassemble in an abstract with very little resemblance to the original Christmas image.
Many artists cut papers and cards into small squares to form a matrix.
Paper Christmas Trees Using Stacked Circles
Art Studio 522, I found a mixed media project using cut out circles. The artist cut about 100 circles from 1"-3" in size and stacked the pierced circles in a holiday tree.
Cardboard Star Ornaments And
Using Vintage Sheet Music in Christmas Inspired Collages
|Christmas Art Bird Collage|
Adding Embellishments To Mixed Media Christmas Collages
|Mixed Media Collage With Beeswax on Board|
Using Fabric Or Textiles For Christmas Collages
| Carol Larson Mixed Media Fiber Collage|
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