Monday, May 2, 2016

Turning Old Collages into New Mixed Media!

Turning an old collage into new mixed media

"I curled closer to May, comforted by her warmth."
-- Kiera Cass

Hi there! I've missed you so

The last several weeks have been a whirlwind around here, and I'm happy to have found time to play a bit. Actually, it was a few tweens that got me back into the studio! I assist in an art journaling class for kids every Friday, and last week I brought - along with several other collage materials - some colored copies of my old work. I hoped they would like the bright colors and perhaps some of the images, but what I didn't expect was how much they liked the idea of using old art in new ways and, moreover, how much I would learn from them in the process! They completely inspired me to try new things and to look at my own art in a different way. Sooooo, I decided to see what I could do with one of the same copies I'd given them and filmed the process.

In the end, I used copies of one old collage (wayyyyyy back from the first Summer of Color!) and created two new pieces with them: both a loose art journal page & an altered brie box. 

Loose art journal page 

Altered brie box

Wanna see the process? It's all here, and below, and all under 10 minutes . . . 

Thanks for popping by.  Happy May & happy creating from our crazy house to yours.

With colorful kisses,
Kristin xo


Anonymous said...

what a wonderful tutorial!
Its beautiful,,
happy may day to you as well!

Christine said...

lovely work Kristin! nice to hear from you and happy spring!

peggy gatto said...

Amazing wonderful!!! I am trying to use my art work that has been "abandoned" in drawers and boxes. Your post is so inspiration!
thank you!!

Valerie-Jael said...

Looks great. I often re-use 'old' creations and it is fun! Hugs, Valerie

Linda Kunsman said...

delightful reworks Kristin!! And I love how students and teachers can inspire each other. Nice video-and great nails-how you keep them so nice is beyond me!

scrapwordsmom said...

I always love your work and look forward to seeing your process!! Are you having SOC this year??

Terri Corona said...

What a wonderful use of previous work - it never occurs to me to do that! I especially love the brie box, what a great idea!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Wow, a very inspiring video, love your nails too! Great art journal page and altered box, I'll also copy old pages and use them in new projects, thank you for sharing sweetie :)

Love and hugs

Victoria said...

Such gorgeous art Kristin...beautifully done..and loved the vid too, such fun and magic!

K J D said...

Glad you found time to play.... love what you did as ever :)

Happy May to you too!

Karen x

Sharon Fritchman said...

Wow, wow, wow! I absolutely LOVE this! And such a wonderful tutorial too, Thank you SO MUCH!!!!