I love creating very small art from which I put together small accordion albums or create one framed pictures, for example. Here the theme of lemons and flowers was created by using stickers with those focal points based on a textured background.
This was one of my first journals created on an old book. Entitled "Themes" as each spread has a particular story and isn't abstract in any way. The elastic closure was sewn with a studded elastic fabric.
I love these Stamperia stencils and created a second in this green and blue theme. The modeling paste glides beautifully into the stencil cut outs creating lovely, clear designs. Again, I used the sewing machine to accentuate the lines.
If you're not sure where to start on any given day, create some collage papers on deli paper or rice paper. Somehow creating lots of colors will give you some ideas for your next project.
I created the tag with an acrylic background and modeling paste through Stamperia stencil. I added some Stamperia embellishments of Klimt. I stitched all round the tag on a sewing machine to create a sturdier card.
This page was made with collage papers, an Art by Marlene face from rice paper and stamping. Simple but satisfying to create an uncomplicated journal page for my bullet journal.
A very simple but quite delightful wooden embellishment that I purchased and glued onto a tag for a special person's door. I used black and white paper for contrast and stamped a simple message. If you're looking for an easy project, then this is it. Of course, you can use your own focal points, but this turns out to be substantial because of the wooden cut-out.
This is a mixture of stencils, acrylic paints and stamps. Just sitting and playing with colors can allow your hand to soar without much imagination. This freedom often results in a blend of lovely colors and creates a pretty image to suit your mood for the day.
If you feel that you want to do some art on any particular day, but have no idea what to do, try to make embellishments that you can use another time. Diecut and color some items, such as these leaves, so that your art day wont be wasted and in fact will help you think of ideas for another craft session.
My favorite creative pieces are making mini accordion folders with tiny pieces of paper that I compose into a book of color. This process video will show you how I create these little books.