How to Blend Collage Images into an Art Journal Page

bird art

Hi there! I've got a "Crash the Stash" video up today for the Shawn Petite Creative Team!  In this video, I'll show you how I created this sweet bird family using Shawn's collage sheets and some of my favorite art supplies and techniques.  I'll show you how to seamlessly blend collage images into a busy background so that they appear painted into the page.  I'll also show you step-by-step how I build up a messy background and apply the collage images and text on top!

You can visit my Youtube channel and check out the video HERE or you can view below:

You can also hop on over to Shawn Petite's blog to see the list of supplies used!  I absolutely love to use birds in my art whenever possible.  And I LOVE to use my kids' handwriting as well (as evidenced by the words "bird family" scrawled in bold, black pastel at the bottom corner by my youngest!)

bird art

And of course, I LOVE juicy drips, bright colors and messy backgrounds! I hope you are inspired to create your own mixed media collage.  I'd love to see what you've made!