Friday, August 10, 2012

Gluebook fun and inspiration!

Morning Pages Collage by Lani


I have been busy with my gluebook inspiration from Gretchen Miller over at 6 Degrees of Creativity 2 workshop.  Her workshop Creative Goodness with Gluebooks  awesomely fun with everyone  making gluebooks and sharing photos, one particularly fun thing is paper stash swap. At a future date we will also have a gluebook page exchange with our fellow workshop participants.   Gretchen has quite a lot of inspiration right on her blog, in case you aren't involved in 6 Degrees of Creativity.  Just look through all the posts on art journaling!

So I thought why not post some of my morning pages here and share a little about the techniques involved. 
Morning pages by Lani




Some of the things I collect and use in my morning pages are:
1. Varieties of washi tape, and thanks to a washi tape exchange right here at 14 Secrets, I've started making my own.  (This page has washi tape on the spine while the collage on top has it as a ground line.)
2. Old labels that I can fill  in with what ever from the day.
3.  Interesting focal images.  (Images of hands holding things always gives me a feeling of enoughness and generosity.)   I also tend to photocopy and print out elements from my old collages so the same characters may end up in many collages.
4.  Cardstock for tabs (I like to create these out of old ticket stubs or packaging).
5.  Backgrounds are from paper stashes of antique books with great script, old magazines, and scrapbooking papers, they all make great fodder.
6.  My favorite glues are UHU glue stick and Scotch Advanced Tape Glider.  The "glider" is really a two sided tape which works really well on heavier papers, card stocks, feathers, and even waxed papers.
7.  I also like to add a word or two, from my stash of letters and words out of old books, magazines, etc. 
8.  To give a collage a more unified and sometimes painterly look, I use a bit of Citrisolv on a baby wipe and push the ink from the magazines around a bit.  Then I'll finish it off with some Tim Holtz distressed inks (great stuff).  I've also played with some do-it-yourself distressed inks, using ink and glycerin.

Collage by Lani with obvious inspiration from Teesha Moore


Here's a peek at my paper stash getting packaged up for the paper stash swap on 6 Degrees of Creativity 2.
 

Hope you can use some of these ideas, add to them, and pass them on!  The best ideas are the ones that are shared!

9 comments:

basia said...

Thank you, Lani. Such great ideas and love your pages. So much going on in my life right now, I need to get back to art every single day! My company from France each made a collage with me just before they left. It was a GREAT success, and they had a fun time. Here's to art!

Lani Gerity said...

Absolutely! Here's to art!

Unknown said...

Thanks Lani for being a part of the gluebook paper stash swap-- Love your ideas and tips listed here-- always inspiring, good, good stuff!

lizzie said...

Hi Lani, great tips and stash:)
Thank you!!!

Lizzie x

lizzie said...

Hi Lani!!
Thank you for tips and what a great stash:)

Lizzie x

Lani Gerity said...

Thanks everyone! It's my pleasure!

Unknown said...

Such a great little article, so full of good details, thank you Lani

Deana

Unknown said...

Such a great little article, so full of good details, thank you Lani

Deana

Lani Gerity said...

Thank you Deana!