Recipe for a Sizzling Creative Journal : Fresh Collage Salad
Recipe for Fresh Collage Salad
Assemble ingredients and cover work area with newspaper or an old sheet. Change into play clothes. Chop pictures and words into small pieces.
Brush outer surface of journal cover with Mod-Podge and stick on images, words, glitter, or anything else that catches your eye. Choose ingredients which represent yourself, or your creative goals, for this collage. Wait a few moments, until the Mod-Podge is slightly tacky, then brush a second layer of Mod-Podge over the top. Allow to dry, then add another coat if desired. Use sparingly thin layers will dry clear, but thick layers will not. Serve chilled.
Yield: Many wonderful, creative collages!
A Note from the Chef: A collage can be a wonderful tool for self-discovery. Collage a self-portrait, or the portrait of a loved one. Make a collage of your creative blocks and fears; burn it and release them to the air. Make a collage to represent your creative dreams and goals for the future. Write a poem and cut it into pieces to use in your next collage. Make a collage from old letters and birthday cards. Make a collage to celebrate your Muses. Make a collage while watching a favorite movie or listening to music.
Marvelously Mixed-Up Drawing and Painting Sorbets
Ingredients for a Fabulous Fresh Sorbet of Drawing:
Yield: The number of subjects for drawings is unlimited. Work until your hand gets tired!
Ingredients for a Pineapple Painting Sorbet:
Close your eyes. Visualize a beautiful mountain with a castle high upon the North side. Try to imagine every tiny detail. Mix well, stirring vigorously. Open your eyes and make a rough sketch of the basic shapes of the mountain and castle with paint. Build on it slowly, trying to capture the scene within your imagination. For best results, use a fairly dry brush, with a fine point. This prevents fine detail work from being spoiled by excessive water. Freeze overnight and serve chilled.
Yield: Many wonderful paintings can be created with this recipe; let your imagination soar!
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Molly Anderson-Childers is a a highly creative writer and artist from Durango, Colorado. More »