As I started stamping for me the best part of making cards was to create the backgrounds. I so loved to try out all the fabulous techniques stampers showed and found - the most techniques came from other arts I guess - it was fascinating for me to see how all the fantastic backgrounds can be done with simple techniques ... I sometimes felt like in a wonderland I remember. But I thought I am too childish - and not serious enough - because I much more loved to do backgrounds than making the cards and stuff itself. Meanwhile since a few years, since I stopped card making more and more and got into Art Journaling and Mixed Media, I learned that this is absolute o.k. and that the most artists just like to play with colors and stuff. That exactly this kind of being childish and just wanting to play is what constitutes an artist . So I allow myself to just make backgrounds or background papers for fun - and different artists tought me that with all this papers in the end I can make the best stuff -- so I am relaxed now about my playfullness - it's super to have your own papers on hand and mix them and glue some pieces together. It seems that I found my happiness with collaging papers - so I did on this pages - papers that I made by monoprinting - such as shown here - were glued down and a simple face was drawn and from another of my faces I took the right eye ... I love that even though a face is an oval or round shape the straight paper pieces go so well to the face because of this rectangular right eye part ... I LOVE this effect.
my face is meant for
as well as for