Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Collaged Beachfront Canvas with Tamiko

Happy Earth Day!!  Today is the day that people all over the world collect garbage, recycle things, plant trees and flowers all in the spirit of Earth Day.  Earth Day should be practiced every day!  Every little bit counts!  Today I tried something a little different.  This is my version of a collaged canvas.  I used recycled handmade papers of different colors and textures and collaged a small beach scene.  I hope to get better with these and  add more and more organic elements.  That's just a personal artistic goal of mine.  Here is my canvas.. 



As Always I began with my handmade papers by simply using one of the pour or dips methods for creating paper found here. I took various colors I made and tore them to create layers on the canvas.  After I layered the papers the way I wanted.. I adhered them with Helmar's Craft and Hobby PVA Glue.  After everything was set.. I  pulled out my twinkling h2Os to add a little definition and color to the papers.  I also pulled my gelatos for even more color.  Pretty simple if you ask me. ::smiles::

I hope you liked today's project and YOU are encouraged to try your own hand at creating some handmade papers at home with Arnold Grummer products found here.  Don't forget to use the coupon code 20Four at checkout for a discount savings.

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There is a Earth Day Contest going on and if you are creating anything special for Earth Day YOU NEED TO ENTER!!  The information is available for you below! 

REQUIREMENTS

Contest:  Create any project with paper you make by recycling wastepaper. 
Prize:  $50 Shopping Spree @ www.arnoldgrummer.com
How To Enter:  Send a .jpg of your project (up to 500pix) to:info@arnoldgrummer.com with 'My Recycled Paper Project' in the subject line.

Include a line about what you recycled, the name of your project, your city and state.
You will receive a message acknowledging your submission.

Contest Dates:  March 15 - April 30

Winner Announced:  Arnold Grummer's May Newsletter
Include a line about what you recycled, the name of your project, your city and state.
You will receive a message acknowledging your submission.
Contest Dates:  March 15 - April 30
Winner Announced:  Arnold Grummer's May Newsletter



As always  I appreciate YOU and your time!  GO SAVE OUR PLANET & have a great week!!  :)

10 comments:

  1. Happy Earth Day! What a lovely canvas. Collage seems to be the theme today. Collaging tonight at the art party! I really love the layering of torn papers and I want to be on your beach! Thanks for sharing your art.

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  2. This is just stunning! Love it!

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  3. What a wonderful way to celebrate Earth day with recycling paper.. I love your many colourful layers and your scene of the sea is lovely. I think all the shades of colour you used looked spectacular.

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  4. I think your page is beautiful! After the last few days we have had and the days ahead, your picture just makes me smile with all the bright colors and the sun shining on the beach. Lovely!

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  5. This is awesome!! Loving the colors and I'm all about the texture so this immediately caught my eye. Happy earth day to you too! ����
    Yvonne

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  6. Happy Earth Day!! Tamiko this is wonderful with all the layers of texture! Your painting makes it all become a wonderful art piece!!! Beautiful!!! ❤️

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  7. Happy Earth Day. Melo this is beautiful. Love all the elements and texture you used. Hang it in a special place.

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  8. Love this. so bright and vibrant... Happy Earth day to you

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  9. Greetings,
    I agree that every day should be Earth Day and creating wonderful projects the AG way is such a good start!
    Love and light,
    Michele

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