Sunday, 26 February 2017

Red and White Everything

Here's the first of two posts showcasing the February themed swaps of artist trading cards at UKATC and I'm starting with the Red and White theme.
The first card features a die cut using Crafty Individuals' sweet little bird cage die, matted onto plain and spotty paper, with a few dots of Sparkles glitter glue.

For the second card I used Distress Ink in Fired Brick and two Crafty Individuals' rubber stamps: crackle stamp and a script stamp. The butterfly is cut from textured card stamped with the crackle background, using Cricut cartridge Indie Art.  The butterfly is randomly brushed with ink and because the card is textured it gives a nice grungy look.

The last card uses the negative space left from the above die cut, with flower corners punched from a mini die cut.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Quick Watercolour Pear

This is a quick practice piece using the wet-in-wet technique of allowing the colour to mix on the paper, creating colour and form.  This is a much looser style of painting and one which I want to move towards.  As a 'fiddler' (one who fiddles with her painting!!) it would stop me from overworking a piece and ruining it - I hope.  It is a style I enjoy very much so it seems the way forward for me. 
The exercise is part of Mark Geeson's course 'Wet-in-Wet Techniques' at ART TUTOR and painted  in my sketchbook using tubes of paint in French Ultramarine, Aureolin, Hookers Green and Burnt Umber with a number 12 round and a Rigger brush.