Sunday, May 1, 2011

Graffiti Art

Graffiti artists create a 'Tag Name'
for themselves,
a sort of self-invention. Like other artists,
they want their name to be 'out there'~~
to make their name and their art
widely known and recognizable.

'Tag' to fit in a business-sized envelope. (above)
Used graffiti style lettering and images.
Craft acrylic paint, Zig pen,
and white gel pen. Inspired by
a graffiti wall with many layers of paint...

Back of tag.
Origami paper, scrapbook paper,
crayon resist & acrylic,
Zig pen & white gel pen.
The tag is to be removed
from the painted/stenciled
envelope below.

Letters stenciled directly onto
envelope painted with acrylics,
and also onto other pieces of
cardstock, then glued on.
Crayon and pen markings
added to background.

These are all part of the Scrappy Green Journal.
Elizabeth had included the yellow
Police Line tape, and I thought 
"Why not Graffiti?"
I drew the little 'cartoon kid', 
applied watercolor, then inked in.
Copyright Dianne Bishop Carey 2011


  1. Another outstanding group of work! You do graffiti style very well...

  2. This is so much fun and I found it very interesting since I just taught a workshop on guerilla art last Fri. for a 5th grade class. Nice.

  3. Hi...first time here...your collages are amazing! I want to look around some more. I will definitely be back!

  4. I love your unique graffiti journal style. Very hip and fun!

  5. This is so cool. You do good stuff. How long did it take to do that lettering? neato.

  6. Thanks for all your kind comments!

    I can do the lettering fairly's the layers of paint & images that take a while. I spent several hours on the tag to fit into the envelope.

  7. I'm not sure where I've been or why I haven't seen this and the next post, but I'm tickled to see this body of graffiti art. Everything is stunning and SO YOU!! As for the green journal, you sure put your signature (pun not intended) on it.


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