Saturday, August 17, 2013

Drips: Daily Paper Prompts, Etc.

Daily paper prompts from
keep me in
index card a day heaven.
Here you  see my
"drips" index card art.
For this composition I looked through
my art journal fodder boxes
where I keep intriguing scraps of paper of all sorts.
You just never know what's going to be handy! That's called being creative. 
I found some small rectangles cut from a Hawaiian calendar
and a rust red greeting card.
I cut the greeting card into the size of an index card
then arranged and glued
the calendar pieces all over the red card in an interesting pattern. 
 I always prefer a clear glue stick for collaging.
Then the dripping began!
Not my forte, however if the prompt says "drip"
who am I to question the
genius of Daisy Yellow?
I sat at my art table and watered down some acrylic paints
in white, sage green and light blue.
I sopped up as much watery paint on a paint brush as I could
then tapped the drippy brush
 on the edge of the card horizontally and vertically. 
It took some coaxing for the paint to go down the card,
but tapping the card on the table helped somewhat.
I dripped here also:
This index card above was my response to a  drip prompt for Daily Paper Prompts from last summer.
I took a photograph of flamingos cut from a magazine
and dripped thin streams of
yellow and purple acrylic paint over the image. 
 It reminds me a time when every art piece I made
had to look the best it possibly could,
in a very
controlled way. 
I lost some inhibition about my art around that time
that every thing I created
had to look just so
 Artistic freedom! 
I strolled upon a place where paint was allowed to drip, 
as seen in the image directly below, 
at Richland College in Dallas
last fall
when I
attended this creepy zombie play
 Dried, dripped paint was spotted on a porch of the college art building:
It was such a beautiful mess that I used it as my blog's header background for a while,
except I flipped it to be horizontal.
Here's some more dripped paint on the same college art porch:
Cool looking, don't you agree? Totally haphazard paint splatters.
~Cheryl Gee has two art tables and plenty of art supplies mostly paper, magazines, paint, colored pencils, rubber stamps and books (never underestimate the power of art books).  Whenever Cheryl paints she puts down long strips of wax paper to protect her art tables. 
~This creativity is shared at Artsyville's Glue It Tuesday.   

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