For the last three days I took part in a collage workshop.
We were asked to do collages about our future hopes and dreams, using a variety of materials such as pieces of old magazines, handmade paper, chalks, charcoal, acrylics or ink.
I found the process of creating the collages extremely inspiring and also much fun.
I’ve been working on some nice Christmas cards and packaging recently.
I got very simple brown packages and tags and printed on them. I also used pages of old books which I painted over with gold and silver linocut colour. Finally I decorated some of the tags with Christmas washi tape.
They look pretty nice, don’t they?
I’ve always wanted to try oil painting and now I just got a bunch of colours and gave it a try.
To make the abstract paintings more interesting I added some pieces of scrap paper with gel medium and a bit of texture using very fine sand.
Oil painting is a very difficult medium but the colours are so bright and beautiful…