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I love these SILLY STICKS!

Do you know what a "SILLY STICK" is?
No, it's not something you "beat yourself SILLY" with!!
It's this great, (and I mean GREAT!) little stick available at Altered Pages made just for the mixed media artist!
Hi all! Becky here today to share this great tool I used on a collage I finished this week...It worked so much better than a brayer to get my papers nice & smooth onto the "canvas"!! I loved that it squished the excess glue out the edges for easy wiping!
But apparently you can use it for all sorts of things, like spreading paint & making texture in your paint!
A very handy tool indeed!!!

Anyway...on to the collage I made with this lovely image from the "Young Lovers I" collage sheet.
"How Do I Love Thee"
I used a 12x12 panel board "canvas" to collage various papers (most from my stash, but a couple from the Glitz collections), paint, modeling paste (for texture), & ink.
Collaging is a lot of fun, but can also be a little intimidating!
I have to keep telling myself to just let go & not be so choosey about were the paper, paint & ink lands!! It's kinda free-ing!
What do you think? Is collaging easy or hard for you?
One of the great things about using this panel board instead of a deep edged canvas is that it is super steady on it's own & doesn't need a support behind it when displaying the piece on a table! Another plus was the hard surface to collage, stamp & paint on! No softness here!!

Don't forget to get your SILLY STICKS & check out all the goodies at Altered Pages!
Jean has been busy adding a lot of new products & promises a lot more to come soon!!
Hope you enjoyed it & thanks for stopping by today!

Designer: Becky Voth

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