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Sticky Quotes {Art Journal Ideas}

Hello there, fellow artists!

I wanted to share a simple idea I’ve been using recently in my art journal. πŸ™‚ 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. πŸ™‚


I also used this technique to write a poem over a piece of painted paper towel. πŸ˜› 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. πŸ™‚

Which spread was your favorite? Do you ever save painting paper towels? πŸ˜› What is one of your favorite quotes?


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