Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Blank Page - One Palette - 4 by 4's




In July I did several posts on using One Palette. I even left a blank page for you to copy and use any way you wanted. I thought you might enjoy seeing what I did with that blank page. First I cut it up into four 4" by 4" pieces. I had one thin and long piece left which I turned into a book mark [see previous post.]

I enjoy working in this small format. I find it is a good way to warm up when I first come in to my studio, a good way to use up some of the smaller scraps that seem to build up on my work table. The collage process seems to go quickly on such a smaller piece.

I have a cigar box that the 4" by 4" fit into perfectly. For the past couple of years I store what ever I have made in that box. At the end of the year I make a cover and bind them all into a chunky book. It always amazes me how many pages I have. It is a good way to sort of see where and what you did through the year.

23 comments:

Nancy Allen said...

Two cool ideas, Elizabeth! What method do you use to bind the 4X4 collages into a book?

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Elizabeth,
what a wonderful Idea. Love all your 4 X4 pages!!Now, the last page - the background looks almost like rust. Is it?
Great work as always.Thanks so much for sharing.
Have a wonderful day.
Hugs,
Marie

Jan said...

What a great idea. I love these pages and the images are delightful. They will make a wonderful book

me said...

Beautiful!!!

indybev said...

What a great idea! Your 4x4s are beautiful. Now I'm off to find just the proper box!

Bea said...

I have always loved that nice little square, 4 x 4. Love what you did with your blank pages. :)Bea

Terri Kahrs said...

It's amazing how each of these pages has it's own unique personality - even though the backgrounds are similar colors! What an awesome idea to bind the pages at the end of the year. Hmmmmm . . . . seeing this new work reminds me to ask . . . . does this mean that you're back in your studio???? Hugs, Terri xoxoxo

Jo Reimer said...

These pieces are wonderful. I especially like the way you used the sewing machine as accent and to join the pieces.

Anneke said...

Lovely pages, I like the 'double trouble' :)
Beautiful colors as well, the brown and blue goes very well together! Great work!

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

Wonderful pages...love the colors and composition.

freebird said...

Nice pages. That's a great idea of storing up what you've done for a year. You can then see you really have done a lot. I always wonder how much time I've wasted "doing nothing" and am surprised if I start a list of projects done but sometimes at that point, I forget some.

bockel24 said...

Sometimes less is more - fantastic!

joy said...

These are gorgeous 4x4's! I love the colors and I love the idea of making a book at the end of the year. I actually have two cigar boxes in which I have stored 4x4's and some slightly larger gluebook pages I have made. Will have to keep your idea in mind.

Beverley Baird said...

What gorgeous cards! I love the variety, even tho they have the same background!
Hope you are feeling better! Glad to see you are having fun creating!

Rita A. said...

I love you idea of storing your work in a box and making a book at the end of the year. These are wonderful. I keep trying to imagine making those pleats on theh little girl's dress.

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

Am SO pleased to see you actively creating again Elizabeth. These turned out beautiful as did the bookmarks.

Martina2801 said...

Wow, amazing Elizabeth,I love this fabulous pieces !!
These are totally awesome.
Have a great day and love visiting you.
Hugs
MARTINA ♥

Lizbethem said...

The palette you chose is lovely and so is your work!

Tammy Freiborg said...

I love 4x4 chunky books. And you yearly books must be amazing and CHUNKY!

Susie Jefferson said...

Yes indeedy. Like these very much. You've done a lovely job! Love the bookmark too!

apaperbear said...

Oh my gosh! I just had time to look over your blog, and how wonderful it is!!! I just love the very bottom post on this page with "Examples with Just One Pallete" I LOVE the colors, images, EVERYTHING! Your a wonderful artist!

Lindart said...

Love this Elizabeth! Went and printed out the blank page - will try some myself!

Sharon said...

These are fantastic. You are so talented Elizabeth.