Everything-but-the-Kitchen-Sink Collage Complete!

Hi all,

I think of this as the everything-but-the-kitchen-sink collage, because I used pretty much every art supply I have in it’s creation! So much fun! I shared the beginnings of this collage here. I have been working on it on and off all week, and {I think} it’s finally done! I loved this creative, messy, sometimes random process. So far this is the LifeBook exercise I have had the most fun with, and a style I would like to keep exploring. My eye says “too busy! too much stuff!” but my heart says “that was so much fun!”

To create this I played with:  wrapping paper, torn up maps and sheet music, washi tape, junk mail, coffee bags, acrylic paint, alcohol ink, Sharpie, ink and stamps, aluminum foil, tissue paper, modge podge, watercolors, Sakura Gelly pens.






  1. Looks great and I LOVE the flowers!

    1. Thanks! the flowers are tissue paper modge-podged over tin foil 🙂 Super easy way to get some dimension.

  2. totally love this, and it’s the exact right amount of everythings!! Love the foil n tissue paper idea – gotta give that a go now! 😀 x

    1. Thanks, EG! The more I think about it, the more ideas I can think of for the tissue n foil. It may be my new favorite thing!

  3. Oh my gosh, I totally love this page, not too busy at all and the flowers are beautiful. I am so glad you are doing LifeBook, I met Tam at the art retreat last year, she and her family are lovely. She had her bound life book on display and it was amazing. I have resisted joining any paid groups this year as I am saving my money to try and attend another art retreat in September. I am looking forward to seeing what other wonderful art you produce.
    Thank you so much for your kind wishes, always much appreciated.
    Big love
    AJ 🙂

    1. Thanks AJ! It really was so much fun to make! I’ve been impressed with Tam, and she has a great group teaching this year.

  4. I love this! what fun. I have been wanting to do this for a while too.
    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog.

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