Other Mixed Media Interests
Example of a Background - Photoshop layers including drawing parts. Drawing accurately in Photoshop is hard.
Digital Art Example-Background is borrowed from an old source. Top layer is drawn originally by me.
Scrap and Journal Scrapbooking is a fun way to artfully arrange collections of photographs, memorabilia and writing notes in a way that is nice to look at. It can be done in a variety of ways, including a collection containing no photos, but usually photos are the central theme. Besides photos, memorabilia include certificates, tickets, menus, newspaper articles, notepaper and drawings, items and articles of fabric, thin objects, transparencies, stickers and tabs. Scrapbooking is fun! Pages can be hand made or created digitally.
Digital scrapbooking was first, for me, inspired by Artella.com and by my multi-media production training, but greatly improved by scrapbookgrapics.com and Daisy Trail with Serif CraftArtist, a UK site. Daisy Trail has been retired and the images are free for me to use. The alternative to scrapbooking sites, which tend to have licences that don't allow public use, is to attempt to self-create the images sold on these sites. A harder job, but solves any issue with copyright.
Photoshop and scrapbooking go together like multi-media production.Quote Modified by me. Questions on Pinterest
I've always kept a journal. The practice tied in with my writing and positive thinking. I often illustrated it, with stickers mostly. The full blown art journal started with books and magazines many years ago, but blogs on the internet and facebook really helped me perfect the methods. I enjoy learning new techniques.
The themes I enjoy include faces and figures, acrylic paint, printing and stamping.
The art journal process of multi-media is motivational and freer than hand drawn art, and a method of warmup and experimentation.