Hello there, fellow artists!
I wanted to share a simple idea I’ve been using recently in my art journal. 🙂 I love adding quotes to pieces of art I make, and this technique lets you easily read the words even over a “busy” painting or collage.
Here’s the first example over a gouache painting I did the other day:
I used some sticker paper scraps (you can use regular paper and glue) and wrote out a beautiful verse in tiny letters. Just snip up the words and stick them on!
I really like how the painting turned out as well. I saw the reference photo on my computer screen one day – I like the default randomized screensavers that my computer picks for me – and I was like OHHH MY GOODNESS I NEED TO PAINT THAT. So I did. 🙂
I also used this technique to write a poem over a piece of painted paper towel. 😛 I thought the colors were so pretty that I saved it beside the art I painted with it!
Sticker paper is especially helpful for textured material like this that would be hard to write on otherwise. And, even though in the gouache painting I could have written the quote straight on the paper, I love the aesthetic, typewritten effect this gives!
I love showing the art process in my art journal. I cut out two test watercolors I had made in preparation for a class I was teaching, and stuck down the washi tape I had used to create a border around another piece. That, combined with the colorful paper towel, made for a much more interesting spread than just a finished piece of art!
And yep, that’s it for today! Hope you enjoyed this inspiration, guys. 🙂
Which spread was your favorite? Do you ever save painting paper towels? 😛 What is one of your favorite quotes?