Soothing Blues

This week I’ve been noodling about with some collage ideas.

“Blue has no dimensions. It is beyond dimensions.” 

~ Yves Klein

This month in our adventure around the color wheel, we’re exploring the cool and soothing tones of blues.

This week I’ve been noodling about with some collage ideas.

I’ve always got a stack of painted papers under my desk – created from mopping up the last of what’s on my palette before it dries up – and ready for backgrounds and collage bits in my art journals.

That’s what inspired me to play with this idea in monochrome blues.

I began with two postcard sized papers, painted in blue acrylic paint:
One for the background and one for some bitty torn up pieces.
I do love me some torn edges!

Using diluted PVA glue to attach the bits, in between the collage layers I gave it all a wash with watered down blue ink. The rough torn edges soak in the ink and create lovely outlines to each shape.

Like most of these experiments, there’s no right or wrong way, but if you’re looking to make something bit like this, here’s how I did this.

(excuse my messy desk and inky fingers!)

“Twelvty” 12 Colors in 12 Months

Every month this year I am making a series of pieces in just one color. At the end of the year I’ll combine them into one big multicolored work. 

I’m sharing my process throughout this adventure here in this blog. (So far this year I’ve explored Yellow, Yellow-Green, Green & Blue-Green)

I’d love for you to join me. TWELVTY is open to everyone, and better yet, it’s free!

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Author: Mixy

artist, thing maker & idea magpie. I am making it all up, one bit at a time.

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