Monday, January 10, 2011

I am so smart! S-M-R-T!

Hey guys!

I had a good time on Friday - I've been really inspired by bright colours lately, so I decided to just play a bit.  I ripped three pages out of a really old dictionary and then used paints and watercolour crayons, and pencil crayons, rub-ons, and some paint markers to make them bright and exciting.  The plan was to be able to cut out shapes, or rip them up and use them on journal pages, so I wasn't too concerned about the colours not blending together well. 

Yep, still addicted to circles!  (I know you were wondering.)

Then I used that orange/yellow/pink one in the middle... first I sprayed gold mist all over it, so it shimmers like crazy.  Then I drew and cut out a bunch of stars.  Then, since I couldn't stand to waste the scraps (PRETTY!), I drew and cut out a bunch of circles. 

Then I used them on this page:


And you can click on the picture to make it bigger if you want, to read my genius idea.  BUT --- you should know that after I stapled on all the letters to spell "G-E-N-I-U-S", I looked at the package and realized that they are self stick letters.  All I had to do was peel the clear backing off, and I wouldn't have had to mess around with the big stapler.

So...not a genius after all.  But it's good to have something to aspire to, right?   I just have a feeling I'll be aspiring for a long, looooooong time. 

Love Shelley!


  1. Those are gorgeous!!! The purple and blue is my favorite (my favorite colors AND I too love circles!) What is it about circles? Very lovely bright colors!

  2. You like circles too hu! hee hee Awesome! I so love what you did with painted pages! YUM!! And your art journal page is soooo gorgeous!! xoxo

  3. Great page Shelley - particularly making backgrounds!! Lovely!!

  4. Hi Shelley, your work is so fun and wonderful. I saw it first on Flickr and just now followed you on Twitter. I'm a doodler and painter and have only recently started working with collage. It is so liberating.


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