Mixed Media: Spring Fever

la,mekoUsually I would talk about Art Journaling today, but instead I want to share this mixed media piece with you. I had it in line for quite a while, but this week seemed to be a good opportunity since I’m with my parents and neither had the time nor my usual supplies for an Art Journaling post.

The techniques I applied in this piece are actually very similar to the ones I use for my more elaborate journal pages. For me the difference is that Art Journaling is more about the process and expression, while this collage had a clear intention. Since years I’m a co-organizer of the La.Meko Kurzfilmfestival, an annual short film festival. For the last years I got to do the neat job of making a collage which could be used for our print products and our homepage. Since we changed the date of the festival from autumn to spring this year (which allowed us to spend the winter evenings instead of the summer nights watching and choosing short films for our program, which was much more pleasant), we decided to do a springlike theme, which I tried to implement in the collage, along with a “design” that easily allowed to add text. The collage serves as a background for our posters and postcards as well as for our homepage.

la,meko2For the flower field I used watercolours, acrylics, snippets of magazine pages and crayons, as well as a puncher to create the little blue flowers and the bottoms of jam jars to print the big circles. The origami butterflies I made out of origami paper and water colours. My favourite parts are the ladybugs (even though the one on the left looks a little bit mean and dangerous) and the bee (or is it a wasp?). They consist of drawing paper, coloured pencil, felt tip, acrylics and tracing paper.

If you are interested you can find out more about the La.Meko Filmfestival here (and can also see the collage included in the website).

I hope I could at least bring you a little feeling of spring – it’s still grey in grey here. Has spring already arrived somewhere out there? If yes, please let us know and give us a little bit of hope in the comments!


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