Hi Everyone! Desiree here! I was so excited to see our theme for July, Circles! I love all organic shapes and circles are so much fun!! I have so many ideas and I even did class last year on using circles. I decided to share another class technique I am teaching and for today it's all about the three C's, collage, color and circles! If you can tell yourself that everything we draw and paint are just shapes then you can overcome the fear of complex subjects. Break everything down into shapes and its helps you simplify the subject. Everyone can draw circles, and circles can turn into lots of things so lets get started.
First you will need a few things, a brush for painting, a brush for applying glue, tissue paper, permanent marker, pencil, watercolor paints, watercolor or intense pencils, copic markers and lets have fun. Don't worry if you don't have all the stuff, make due with what you have on hand. I like "Yes" paste but if you don't have it use any white glue watered down. I add water to the yes paste and stir a little watery solution in the middle of the paste that I paint with, don't use it thick, and remember, a little goes a long way.
Go ahead and continue doing this, over lapping circles until you have around five placed over your two page spread.
Hmmm, more circles....ok cherries, circles with stems, make a bunch and begin by tearing them out and placing them as you did the oranges!
As I waited for the glue to dry a bit I then took my marker and started playing with text. I tried to incorporate the circle theme and did curly q's and wrote out the words "cherries" "&" "oranges" and tore them out. Now I want to look at my overall layout and decide wether I need more fruit, etc to help the overall design.