Friday, August 13, 2010

Collage supply fedish and organization of my vast collection

Awhile back I got in the mood to organize my vast collection and assortments of collage supplies. First thing I did was go digging through my plastic bin that stays stashed under my bed, and began pulling all the saved magazine and flier papers out. By the end of my digging and laying out of papers it looked like a whirl wind had come through and scattered paper all over my bed covers.
I found an old accordion folder that I saved specifically for this purpose. I was glad it had letters labeled on its tabs so I could put different pictures in different categories.
The thing ended up being so heavy, I might say about ten pounds or so. But it actually did make life a lot easier for navigating my supplies.

And as for my more favored collage papers, I saved them in the prettier' artsy looking accordion folder.
I love this folder for it's femininity and pastely softness.

The other useful way to store my already cut out collage supplies is in a black school folder. My sister suggested plastic zipper pockets so that I could keep my papers in categories and have them at my fingertips when I need them.
With this technique of organizing collage papers it makes it allot easier to travel with your supplies. Also you can open the loops and take the pockets out for easier rummaging.
And my paper collection doesn't end there, I still have plenty filling the container kept under my bed. From years of Lego magazines to wallpapers and decorative tissue paper, even old calenders. As you can see to the right, it's my full bin that I had cleaned out and organized, and yet it still seems full to the brim with papers.
This article I decide to do for fun, and to show you my paper fedish of collage supplies. And no worries, I plan to use them up some day........hopefully.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Flow the Wind Fairy

This is Flow the wind fairy. She doesn't have wings, but rather she flies by levitation and her giant green dress helps her glide through the sky.
Again this picture was done on Open Canvas and I used the burn affect to make certain areas of the picture darker.
This was also a scribbler, but it was actually relatively simple and the whole thing kinda just popped up as soon as I scribbled.
Her hair came out a bit strange since it's not as flowy as I hoped it would be, but I guess her being a fairy tail creature makes it fine.
Adding the highlights to her hair was kinda fun. It came out looking like water in a way.
since her skin was a pale blue tone I added blue blush rather than pink. And again I loved adding the shine to her big pretty eyes.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Silly Swan

My silly swan is yet again another scribbler.
First I spotted the beak and head, and then I saw the rest including the water.
I used light gray fir the outlining of feathers except at the neck where I felt pink seemed to work nicely.
Then I added the shiny blue eye and some pink spots to add girlyness.
Then I added the swirly green vines to add interest.
The placement of the moon may be in a strange spot, but I saw it in part of the scribble so I left it where it was.
I also am happy about how the water turned out. It actually looks like it's lit up by moonlight to me. That technique would be allot harder if I were trying it with actual media rather then digital programing.
Well I'm glad that the swan came out cute.