Plain Jane Scraps

Mixed Media Artist





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Graphite and charcoal on acrylics over collage in my art journal.

The Bright Side

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Flipside of the Bird’s Eye View page in my Dina Wakley Media large journal. It was bothering me that you could see some of the quote on the previous page when you flipped it over, so I created words from those letters that were showing. You can see what I mean in the second picture. Background is another mop up page from leftover acrylic paints. I added flower petals cut from old book pages around the circle that had been cut in the face from the previous page. I used more circles cut from the Dina Wakley Media Collage Collective and drew more circles that I painted to compliment the colors in the cut outs and those that peeked through from the other page. I used a Stabilo All pencil to trace the outline of the opposite trimmed page for some repetition of pattern.

Bird’s Eye View

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Bird’s Eye View. “Be like a peacock and dance with all of your beauty” – Debasish Mridha. The background started as a mop up page for excess acrylic paints and gesso on my palette in my Dina Wakley Media large journal. I used the Dina Wakley Media Collage Collective for the face and bird. The feathers are cut from a piece of decorative tissue paper and collaged on the pages. I cut the hole over one eye so you could see through to the bird on the next page (which is a work in progress!) and did some scribble writing around the circle. I used Posca black & white paint pens to highlight the feathers and a Stabilo All pencil around the edges.

Doodle Flowers

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Flower doodles in my large Dina Wakley Media Journal with Collage Words. Dollar store bee stamp from my stash.

Brighten the Corner Where You Are

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Inspired by the title of the vintage music sheet I collaged in my journal. Loved the words of the song.

Trash to Treasure

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Playing in my repurposed magazine journal that I use for mop up of extra paint from other projects. Decided I needed to start using up some of my old paints and scraps in my stash.

Junk Journal Play

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Page in my handsewn junk journal. Used Dina Wakley Media Collage Collective, washi tapes and paints. Words are from old book pages.

First Day of Spring

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“Where flowers bloom so does hope” – Lady Bird Johnson. Daffodils are my favorite flower and they are just starting to poke through the still frozen ground in the garden closest to the house. The rest of the yard is still inches deep with snow, but I have hope we will soon be seeing green! I created this on a 17″x13″ canvas board gifted to me by a friend. I started with collage, using a bunch of scraps of painted papers in my stash, then layered with acrylic and chalk paints and stencils. Drew and painted my daffodil and girl, then painted over the busy background. I framed it in with Paper Artsy chalk paints through a stencil and smeared a Distress Crayon over the edges. Love all the underlying texture!

Spring Dreams


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Spring Dreams. Oil pastel crayons and charcoal pencils over collage.

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