Scrap Notebook - on my desk by @ihanna #collage

When you don’t know where to start or what to do with your collage scraps, a Mini Scrap Notebook is the perfect place, get into your scrap inbox and start filling one. Mine is a small spiral bound book that I’ve made myself. In it you add little bits of paper to get started. 2-4 tiny bits on a page is enough. And once you’ve made a mini collage or two you are already in the flow.

At least that is what happens to me.

1-2-3 collage by @ihanna #collage
Recently I made a few start-up collages in my Scrap Notebook. They are like warm up exercises for artists. Gets you going, makes your hands move. Lets your brain wander off.

Here are a few recent ones:

King of the Day collage by @ihanna #collage

Most of these paper scraps are from my scrap box. The bits in there (left over pieces) are perfect for this tiny scrap-notebook.

Shy lady and Blue bits collage by @ihanna #collage

Combining two or more papers makes a new statement. I love when that happens.

Collecting bugs

In a scrap-notebook you should try to be minimalistic. That’s the point of quick and easy collages. Don’t think or over-do it.

Star from Ellinor, photo by @ihanna #collage

Restraints are good for your art, and for you. Yes, I’m serious. Freedom is great, but total freedom can be stifling. Right?

Bits & Owl Love collage by @ihanna #collage

I should really try to keep the Scrap Notebook on my desk, always, and do some of these every day. I would love to say that I do, but I don’t. I’m randomly using its pages when I remember.

You can view previous pages from this book in this post!