My new favourite thing is paining block colours onto plain or old book paper, cutting out random shapes and making a collage from them.
I don’t use purples very much so I decided to paint some blocks of colour onto some slightly textured paper (This is Sumi-E painting and sketch paper) overlapping the colours slightly but not particularly deliberately. Of course I had to throw in some gold and paynes grey.
Once they were super dry, I cut them into shapes and strips of paper. I really love how the overlap and edges of the colour look so effective once they are in shapes.
Then the fun part, sticking the shapes down on a page (in this case, my daily Moleskine). I try and keep a balance of white space and shapes as well as a balance of colour placement. I had swashed some gold over the page already so I stuck the shapes over the gold.
I can’t wait to do this again as I have lots of paper and shapes left. Maybe next time I will add some doodles over and around the shapes.
I hope you are having a creative day, if you try this, post on Instagram and tag me @catseatdogsmakes!
Happy Friday x