Inspirational Sparks, Altered Art Tips and More

July 16, 2009


As an artist I’m always looking for things that inspire me, charge my batteries, spark my art. Things that intrigue or provoke some new ways of seeing or thinking are always on my radar.  I think that’s why I love to learn.  I collect websites that are good resources for these purposes.    Some of them are places that I would like to go and work through the techniques, styles presented or the project just looks like fun to try.  Each place offers another perspective or way of using color, design elements or materials.

Here are some of those resources that I have collected-

This blog has amazing digital collage pix using photography, color, and more and there is free, high quality clip art for you to use in your own art:

http://thelastdoordownthehall.blogspot.com/

This site has a plethora of great techniques that would be fun to work through when stuck for what to do on a studio day or just to knock you out of your usual box:

http://www.squidoo.com/alteredarttechniques

I love books and altered books are a great way to try a lot of techniques and have them in one place for reference or to have a lot of different art in one place that’s very portable.  Not only does this site have altering books but it includes many, many more things to try:

http://www.creativity-portal.com/howto/artscrafts/altered.books.html

This site has an amazing array of more spirit centered art ideas including nichos, milagros, dress forms and even tutorials:

http://www.sacredartimages.com/

Tips and techniques including artist trading cards and altered art:

http://www.altered-art.net/altered-art-techniques.html

A great tutorial for using tyvek and Lumiere paints:

http://www.sewfunpatterns.com/tyvek.html

I hope you find many things that will inspire you at these places.  There is so much to do and see and so little time!  Enjoy.

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