Monday, July 23, 2012

The Beginnings of a Foundation

Sometimes it's hard to get going, creatively speaking. When I get into a rut like this, I often just need to experiment with some of my supplies. Making page bases is one of the ways in which I do that. Sometimes I just need to work without photos or guidelines. I simply mist or doodle or whatever strikes my fancy at that particular moment. It's not just the beginning of a foundation for my page. It also is part of the foundation for building a creative habit.

My recent experiments with page bases have involved mists. I have been taking Mists: Beyond Point and Shoot over at The Art Studio. I won't share everything I have misted. That would be a ton of stuff! I will share one of my favorites though.
The point of this creative exercise is not about how I will end up using this page base. I currently have no pictures in mind. For now, I will set it aside. I may pull it out, every now and again, and glue something onto it. I may one day pull out a photo and just know that this is the page base to use with it. Who knows. The point of the exercise was that I used my supplies and I had fun creating.

After I spent the better part of an afternoon misting and stamping a variety of objects onto plain white paper, I was ready for a week of scrapbooking. You need not take a whole afternoon for this type of creative exercise. Sometimes, I only take about 10 minutes or so. So try something today. Make a page base or a tag. Try a handmade embellishment. Just try something!

For more ideas for page bases and fun check out:
classes at The Art Studio from Scrapbook News and Review Magazine


  1. Great post! You are so right, sometimes just playing with supplies without an end result in mind is so satisfying and gets the creative juices flowing.