Tuesday, 24 August 2010
I meant to blog this when I did it I'm slow to get round to things! I started with a photo, altered to increase the brightness and contrast, and printed onto heavyweight sketchpaper. Then I framed it with a layered border of handmade and patterned papers. Next I painted in the scene using watercolours, and finished off by outlining all the detail with a fine black pen. Voila!
Monday, 23 August 2010
After a few of my background paintjobs went a bit muddy I decided to try a lighter touch with watercolours, to keep the white of the paper showing through (like proper watercolour painters - my Mum will be proud!) Here's the paintjob - which I was pleased with. It all went slightly downhill after that though, so I'll leave the finished pages to your imagination!
The background washes and 'feather effect' were done very wet, and the stencilled shapes and lettering added as it dried.
Friday, 20 August 2010
Saturday, 14 August 2010
A few months ago I started a new, much smaller journal (A5) but didn't really give it a chance. I've gone back to it now though and I'm absolutely loving it - it seems to suit the way I work much better.
I finished the pages I started months ago, and did some new pages this week.