In her Winter Wonderland Mixed Media Workshop, Alisha Gratehouse pointed us to an amazing artist. She linked to a post by Alma Stoller about creating a canvas out of a cereal box. Well, cereal boxes are something we’ve got around here. We blow through that stuff. I was intrigued by the process and started making right after dinner!
And the girl she creates! So stunning! I am not generally interested in figure work, but the girls are magnificent. Then I started poking around Youtube, looking at more of her videos. She’s created 43 process videos of painted patterned paper made from magazine pages.
I have been just taken with color! It is incredibly peaceful for me to paint a magazine page. I usually have a couple going at once so I can work even when the paint is drying. I am using craft grade (with a very limited pallette) acrylics, but still making things that I really like. I draw on top of the painted pages or use them as collage pieces. Highly recommended.