Spent the afternoon with a pile of color copies of journal pages, a pair of scissors, & a yummy green tea smoothie thing that ended up making me feel yucky (caffeine and I don't get along very well).
When I started making collage sheets oh-so-long-ago, I didn't have a tablet, or iPad, or any way to easily create them digitally, so I started this tradition of making nice with the copy machine at my local office supply store for a bit before finding someplace calm to cut out whatever caught my eye. The process is simple:
Look through pages.
Cut out patterns/images/spots that are interesting.
Play Tetris on sheets of white paper until VOILA!
I've been so in love with my work as of late (as in, pretty colors/patterns/marks!) that I walked out with 26 copies in my hands and spent the evening trying to puzzle things out. You want a good balance between big and small elements, between general stuff and detail-y stuff, etc. Does that etc make sense? Anyway, more things that should be considered.
I'm a sucker for collage sheets myself, which makes creating them easy. All I have to do is ask: does this sheet look fun to play with?
Since I'll be playing with my own copies of these tomorrow, I think I've answered the question!
Right now, I have a question of importance to ask you.
Do you like downloads (instant gratification) or physical sheets (fun in the mailbox!)?
Since I'm expanding my Etsy shop tomorrow/this week with more prints/paintings/little things, having physical collage sheets isn't a big deal anymore. Just let me know in comments, please?
And Gywn, sorry that there's a link there at the end; I don't want to fall back to impersonal saleswoman speak (it's exhausting anyway!). Relating my day, and makin' something for y'all was what I did. Well, that and wheeled mom around a bit. Got videos up for Digital Adventures. Watched Star Trek. Am posting from bed.