lately, i am really loving working on little creative projects. it's such a fun way to combine a whole new set of art supplies together in all new ways!
for these cards, i had the idea to cut up all of these strips of colored origami papers. i had my doubts about what i was doing though and before i even began nearly stopped myself by thinking, "cutting all of these strips is going to be a lot of work, especially if the final card doesn't turn out."
but i've learned to let those doubts go and just flow with whatever creative inspiration and mood hits me. and it was pretty weird gluing all of these strips down in no apparent order, but i made it work. and that's the thing that i constantly remind myself...because the colored pieces alone aren't what made the cards so sweet.
i didn't stop there. that was just the creative force that got me going.
what made these cards work was the thought to add a bit of ink over the top of the paper strips to add depth and make them merge with the print. then, it was thought to embellish more with glitter, charcoal, spray paint, stencils and white polka dots.
it's all the creative process at work.
creating little projects like these cards and my art journals really pushes me out of my comfort zone and makes me try something new.
What Do You Do To Get Creative?
ps. i can hardly believe my upcoming online course HOW TO CREATE WHIMSICAL ANIMALS begins this week!
if you're interested in painting animals together and playing with art supplies, find the details and register here.
i hope you had a lovely weekend!