Let's mix it up in today's video ...
Mixing patterns can be such fun if you understand a few tricks. The same guidelines apply to clothes, decorating your home and art. And the tips aren't hard.
- Find your inspiration paper with color and a large pattern
- Isolate the colors
- Find papers with those colors and smaller or geometric prints
- To build out further, find another inspiration piece that contains another color (or two)
- Repeat steps 2 and 3!
Use the papers for art journal pages. I love using them as borders around a page or box that will contain some writing. You can use these papers for layers on cards. Sew or weave the scraps together and create tags or ATC's. Include some hand painted papers in the mix for a more personal look.
If you don't have paper pads, you may have a failed painting (or at least I do ;) Cut it up and use it as your inspiration. Pull old book pages, gelli prints, leftover stencils bits. Use What You Have this weekend and play with paper.