Arty Advent Day 5: My 100th Post

For December 1st-24th (and possibly a Christmas day bonus), I’ll be posting an art-related blog post every day.  If you visit my blog during this time, let me reassure you that I’m not just an art blog.  I do all the crafts.  You can look through my archives, or stay tuned for future posts, to see the other crafty things I get up to. 

This is my 100th post.  For it I needed a special piece of art.

A week or so ago I made a washi tape collage inspired by an image I’d found on Pinterest.  I didn’t know what I was going to do with it though, so it’s been sitting in my sketchbook.

When I realised that my 100th post was upcoming I decided to put the numbers 1, 0 and 0 on that collage.  But they couldn’t just be plain numbers.  I considered fancy lettering, but went with what I’ve been enjoying for months.  I made monsters in the shapes of the numbers.

Cutting them out was fun.  I used Faber Castell’s Mixed Media pad which is 250gsm.  Not the thickest in the world, but thick enough to be sturdy.  And thick enough to mean my scissors weren’t working well.  I tried several different pairs but couldn’t get a nice clean edge in some places.  Still, that’s what the magic of black edges are for.

And I couldn’t just stick them on the collage.  I needed a bit of oomph, so I used sticky pads so they’d raise off the page a little.

So here’s to 100 blog posts, and to many hundreds more.

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Author: Colette Horsburgh

A 30-something creator/baker/writer/artist/crafter living with several (but not enough) scatty animals.

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