Design Generating Activity

A favorite activity is to grab a magazine or catalogue, and use the products, ads, or anything else inside, to generate designs.

A magazine or catalogue can help generate a stack of great designs.

All you need are a few pads of thin, white paper and a black pen.

I also do this at meetings, doctor offices, or even visits with friends: I start to draw based on what I see around me. It is relaxing, conversation inducing, and keeps your inner artist well fed.

These drawings are then scanned, refined, and added to my binders of designs. I can turn them into such useful things as stamps, design papers for collage, and 3D elements to add to paintings.


About CarolWiebe

Art entices, inspires, and delights me. Art is a vehicle for laughter, tears, wonder, enlightenment--taking me on a constant path of discovery. You can't say that about housework (except, perhaps, for the crying part).
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2 Responses to Design Generating Activity

  1. tammy vitale says:

    how do you turn them into stamps? This is a great idea!

    • carolwiebe says:

      Tammy, I just make really simple styrofoam stamps. I’ve had some of them for over 10 years. I love how grungy they get after a while, and if they lose the pattern too much, I can make a new one in a few minutes!

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