After I completed the page, I was inspired to make some circle jewelry.
I don’t often making matching sets of jewelry, but I was having such a fun time with the technique that I kept going!
I made earrings:
And a ring:
(Then I was so inspired that I also created an eWorkshop to show you how to make them all! That workshop is here: Circle Jewelry eWorkshop)
The art journal page was simple: just shapes and colors. The jewelry inspired from it is also simple: lots of circles like the art journal page. Sometimes inspiration is something so simple like shapes you want to try to recreate. Sometimes art journal pages can be simple, too. In this case I just wanted to play with watercolors and pattern papers.
Whatever your inspiration is, it’s perfect. It doesn’t always have to be deep and meaningful. Sometimes you can just play.
Are you ready to get INSPIRED?
We’ll be making art journal pages with prompts and activities, pulling inspiration out of those art journal pages with a map to inspire our jewelry pieces and making jewelry in my new Inspired eCourse!
I made this art piece in no time! I love how sweet it is, and it wasn’t difficult at all! Anyone can do this!
Materials and Tools:
Canvas – I used a big canvas, you can use any size and just adjust how many circles you’ll use.
Acrylic paint – or really any paint you want.
Foam brush and a smaller brush to paint the circles
Scrapbook or other paper
Paint a background on your canvas. It could be a solid color or whatever you like really. Leaving it white would be clean and fresh.
To create this background, I used yellow and white paint. I just squeezed both on the canvas and used a foam brush with lines across the canvas and this is how it turned out.
Dig through your scrapbook and other paper and pick some out. You’ll need different sizes, so you can go through your scraps, too.
I think this would also be cool with sheet music, dictionary pages or old book pages. Whatever you like is fine!
To figure out how many circles to cut out, I first used a piece of scrap paper to lay on the canvas and figure out how it would work. I decided to use 2 large circles and 1 small for each row.
Once you have that figured out, you can start cutting circles. I used different patterned papers, but keep somewhat within a color palette. Use your instincts and just go with your gut for this. This is where your creativity and the art come in!
Step # 4
Next cut out more circles to layer on top of the first circles.
I stopped at 2 layers because I liked the look, but you can feel free to keep on adding more layers if you like!
Using a foam brush, apply Mod Podge to the back of a circle. Stick it to the canvas and then add Mod Podge to the top as well.
Add the second layer of the circle and then add Mod Podge to the top of it as well.
I did one circle at a time.
Make sure that the edges are glued down and don’t be afraid to use your fingers to do it!
Continue until all the circles are glued on. Then let it dry. I think it only takes about 20 minutes to dry, but I allowed it to dry for more than an hour before moving on.
Pick out some paint to accent the circles. Again I used acrylic paint. I’m not sure how other paint will work because there will be some of the dried Mod Podge to paint over, but you can experiment with it if you want. I know that acrylic paint worked.
Hint: I have a collect of acrylic paint that ranges from the cheapo stuff in the wood isle at the craft store for less than $1 a tub, to much more expensive and professional paint. For this project I used a combination and they all worked just fine. You don’t have to spend a lot if you need to purchase paint for this project.
I painted accent circles around each collaged circle, using different colors.
Proudly hang your new artwork!!
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