This project just might be the most fun I’ve ever had painting.  I started by creating backgrounds of random color, just painting with a credit card, smooshing paint around with my fingers, rubbing some paint off with a wet paper towel, slapping down another color, etc.  I let the backgrounds dry.

background-2background-paperThen I tore pieces from the backgrounds, without giving it any real thought.  I glued pieces randomly down in my journal, along with some torn book pages.


After the torn bits dried onto my page, I looked at the shapes I had and started outlining things that I saw, sort of like finding pictures in the clouds when looking up at the sky.  I outlined, painted in, and then painted a blue background all around.  Added a few details, found what I felt was an appropriate quote by Albert Einstein (!), and done!  I LOVE how this turned out, and I had so much fun seeing what evolved.  It sort of took on a life of its own.


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  1. I love how it turned out too! Also, how creative to use such unique tools like a credit card. Sometimes the best paintings are those that take on a life of their own.

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