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The Art House Gallery, 4425 Cherokee St., Acworth Ga. . "Art from the Heart" exhibition. Jan. 11 - Feb. 29, 2020. Opening reception 4-7 p.m. on Sat. Jan. 11. The public is invited; admission is free. Gallery is closed on Sundays and Mondays. Call 678-543-5777 for more information.


I'll be teaching this one-day workshop on March 14, 2020 at the Art House! Learn to design your own unique papers and other materials for collage, card making, scrap booking, journal making etc. I supply all the materials. All you need to bring is a sack lunch and a beverage. Hours are 10-4; fee is $90 per person. Register online at or call 678-543-5777. Act now! Seating is limited!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

More Portable Art: A Collage Card Made From Scraps

Continuing the theme from yesterday's post (How to make a note card from scraps) here's another collage art card using bits and pieces from my paper stash.

If you look closely you'll see some of these "found" papers were painted on or overstamped. Such was the case with the bee in the lower left corner. I used a small rubber stamp to create the bee, which relates to the insect motif in the upper right corner. Doing a little painting or stamping is a good way to jazz up a plain piece of paper that's just the right color but needs a bit of pattern to fit the overall design.

What's nice about small scale projects like this is their portability. Everything you need (paper scraps, a small scissors, a glue stick, color markers, maybe a tiny rubber stamp or two) can fit into a little box or pouch. The compact nature of this project makes it easy to create cards while watching TV or sitting in a waiting room. It's proof we don't need a big fancy studio -- or even a little studio -- to be creative. Art can be made anywhere!

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