Dive in Art – crayon covers & background papers

When I’m inspired, I get excited because I can’t wait to see what I’ll come up with next.
Dolly Parton

Crayon leftovers

When you rub your wax crayons against something textured you use the long side of the crayons, hence the crayon paper peel here. A pile of junk to scrape into the trash bin for some, but for me no no. No trash only materials and recycling.

First a photo – then a collage using these little pieces of paper.


Crayon leftover collage
Crayon leftover collage.

and another one;

Collage Dive in Art
Dive in Art. Both are for sale, e-mail to get details.

Sophie asked me what I did with all the painted papers and wax crayon rubbing and asked to see some of the art I make. Here are some of my recent Daily Art Cards;

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Click to view large!

New papers in June painted by iHanna of www.ihanna.nu

“Creating papers” of my own is a recent discovery for me even though I’ve seen piles of paper similar to mine on other artist’s blogs. I am so in love with making these – and also using them in my collages! I love making marks and combining colors, cutting pieces from my papers and gluing them together! Love love love it!

8 Responses

  1. I love it! I love using EVERYTHING but sometimes it looks like leftovers. These do not convey “leftovers” at all!

  2. Another fun idea! I’ll have more fun to play with paints during summer so I’ll try some of your ideas and I’ll re-read the Collage Unleashed book. It’s been 2 years already since I last opened it!
    Thanks for all the inspiration.


  3. Isn’t is great when your artist’s eye sees the possibility of creation and beauty in any thing ? I love how you used you lovely scraps !

  4. I love the collages. Completely gorgeous. Also, is that jar cover in the first photo made of cinnabar? It’s so pretty.

  5. Thanks for all your sweet comments girls!

    Cami, the jar is not a jar, it’s a stamp with a rose on, but I agree with you, it’s very pretty! :-)

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