Monday, 5 May 2014

Draw It, Paint It, Collage it- tutorial

Hello again my arty souls:)

I am recently obsessed with collages. They are so simple and cheerful, that I just can't stop making them:))) So today I wanted to show you how do I make them and maybe I will encourage you also find this inner child inside you and play :)

I am very inspired by spring and little birds, which made a little nest under my roof:) I am so enjoying their singing:) That is why this art journal page has been created:)

I started by randomly applying some leftover of acrylic paint. I didn't think much about the colors...

 I gathered some scarps of papers and collage pieces from my painted pages. Sometimes when I watch TV I just draw random shapes (hearts, stars, flowers) than I cut them and use them in my paintings and collages.

I added collage pieces to the background

Just play with composition and remember to use contrasting colours

When I was happy with the collage pieces, I added more acrylic paint.

As for the bird, Firstly I put coat of gesso on thin piece of paper. The reason for that is that it allowed me to shade my bird with Faber Castell Gelatos and Pitt Pens. I drew my bird with watercolour pencil than I coloured it with Pitt Pens and Gelatos. I added a little bit of water for shading.

I cut the bird out and place it on my page

I added some writing and READY!!!:)

Other examples of recent collages in my art journal:

I hope you feel inspired to try playing with this technique :)))




  1. Totally inspiring fabulous work Sylwia have such a sweet style TFS

  2. This is great. Always was struggling with drawing on heavy background and now I know the trick with piece of paper and gesso;)))

  3. Totally inspired....thank you..