Category Archives: collage
Box of Darkness

Art Heals

I got in a little visual journal time over the holidays. It’s been awhile since I let loose on paper. I was inspired by a quote a friend shared on […]

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Pages 04/12/13

Like to see my work in progress? Come over to FaceBook and say hi! www.facebook.com/cmcouling Here are a few things I’ve been creating in my studio over the past month. […]

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Pages 7/19/12

I haven’t been blogging much this past month. Work has been busy and prepping for the workshop also kept me busy. Here’s my piece I made at the Amy McDonald […]

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Pages 6/8/12

Aren’t these super cool? These are the self portrait books that Jen Worden put together. Each of us did a self portrait and sent it to Jen. She made these […]

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Pages 5/25/12

Here are a few journal pages I did in a friend’s journal recently. Kind of cheeky. lol. They turned out pretty cool. I used a variety of paints, and pens […]

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Pages 4/30/12

Self portrait collage for a swap I am in. Size is 4X6. The person hosting this swap is going to mount it on a 5X7 book. We also had to […]

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Pages 4/16/12

Here’s a finished spread in my personal art visual journal. It’s the last one to finish before I do the cover. Top image is closest to the true colors in […]

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Pages 4/12/12

Well, I finished the page last night. I used the cut up piece I showed you guys yesterday. I layered in a bunch of acrylic paints and pastels and then […]

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Pages 3/12/12

Altered book spread I did tonight. A bit spooky and still needs some text. But a good start.

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Pages 02/04/11

These are some of the pages from my book I made for Arthouse Co-op’s Sketchbook Project. Thousands of people across the globe signed up for the project. Over 28,000 people! […]

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Pages 01/16/10

A Way to Use Old Christmas Cards in Your ArtworkI recently took down a stack of Christmas cards. There are so many neat papers, foils and textures on the cards […]

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Pages 07/02/09

Here are a few of the ATCs I made when I had friends over for an ATC night. It’s been awhile since I did traditional collage and it was fun […]

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Pages 04/05/09

These are some pages I made for a swap I am in. The theme is ‘Odd Girls’. The bases were made in Photoshop and then printed on a laser printer. […]

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Pages 02/06/09

This is another exercise from the class I am taking with Traci Bautista. We had to collage a sheet of paper with varios ephemera we had, then cover with paint. […]

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Pages 01/25/09

Last night I made some bookmarks out of trimmings I had leftover from various projects. I am terrible about throwing anything away, especially perfectly lovely painted trimmings. I also had […]

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Pages 10/11/08

These are 2″ collages I made for the ArtChix Yahoo Group ‘Spoil Me’ Twinchie Swap. We were challenged to use a specific collage sheet and make collages on a 2 […]

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Pages 10/03/08

This is the page I created for the ‘Blissfully Art Journaling‘ Yahoo Group – ‘All About the Shoes’ chunky book. I made the background using techniques I learned from Karen […]

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Pages 05/17/08

Wow, where did the time go? I’ve been up to my ears in work drama and not much time to be creative or to blog. Apologies to my readers (if […]

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Pages 03/22/08

I’m taking an online painting/collage course with artist Karen Gartel over at Altered Diva Online Workshops. The 6 week course is called “Softly Spoken” and is supposed to help us […]

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Pages 01/26/08

Sketchbook collage. Got some new pink paint (so NOT a fave color of mine, but I wanted to expand my range of colors a bit) and a cool new Frida […]

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Pages 01/10/08

I’ve become obsessed with matchbox swaps. Over at swap-bot.com, there are always various themed swaps going which I can’t help but signs up for almost every one. I’m addicted. I’ve […]

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Pages 06/22/07

“Rule #1 – Be Wierd” I’ve been taking a class on travel journaling with Jackie Ernst. I wasn’t terribly interested in learning to journal while traveling, but I was eager […]

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