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Experiments with acrylic paint | smooch, rub, lift

Creativity is an elixir of life. It keeps us from being dried up and brittle by keeping the essence of our life-force juiciness channeling into new ideas, projects and visions. Heatherash Amara I love experimenting with acrylic paint. Making collage … Continue reading

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Letting Creativity Loose

Always pass on what you have learned. Yoda Sometimes I forget how to do a collage, how to paint or how to draw. It feels like I’m lost, or like I’ve lost my ability to be creative. But then I … Continue reading

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A million Gray Areas

Life isn’t black and white. It’s a million gray areas, don’t you find? Ridley Scott My love for polka dots, circles and spots is not winding down but increasing. I spot them everywhere in my life, pun intended. I also … Continue reading

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Try Tissue Paper Collage

Who doesn’t love and adore tissue paper? It’s available in so many pretty, bright colors (and patterns!) that my collection is still growing. I use it all the time, and thought I’d share a quick and super fun idea to … Continue reading

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365 Collages | Week 35 | Paper Patchwork Edition

Summer Ending Summer is ending, but my collage adventure continues into the autumn and hopefully until the end of this year. If that happens I will have created 365 collages this year. A huge and amazing number. This week’s batch … Continue reading

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Monoprinting Experiments

I’ve been watching a few fun videos about how to use a gel printing plate. I’m not sure what makes such a thing special or if it’s sold here in Sweden but I just imagined any surface where the paint … Continue reading

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Getting her hooked

If you haven’t tried a Semla yet you really need to hop on a plain right now – and come to Sweden to try one. They are delicious, especially as we swedes (mostly) eat them only in February while waiting … Continue reading

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Paint with a Plastic Card

The card I use when I scrape paint is a my old student card, but it is hardly visible behind all that paint. I’ve been using it for a few years now. I love using this method! It is one … Continue reading

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Paint, spray water, scrape

What you need is an old credit card, some acrylic paint, a spray bottle of water, and recycled paper. Then you scrape paint your paper with one coat of colour and spray it with some water. When you scrape away … Continue reading

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Painting your Own Decorative Papers

Painting decorative papers to use in collage and mixed media art projects is pure happiness to me. I love making my own thing, as you know. Spreading the paint out on recycled printer papers is something I love doing. Mixing … Continue reading

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