The second day of my 100 day challenge today over at the 100daysproject. There are lots of interesting projects over there. Find out more about my individual challenge on my day 1 post here.
Today I drew some patterns that I will be using in my colouring calendar I sell. I start by drawing the outlines- leaves today. Then I study the subject- in this case it was easy as I have lots of different types of leaf in my garden.
I design patterns based on the patterns I can see in the subject.
I used my Sakura Micron pensfor the drawing (there are various nib sizes allowing a range of fine lines and they are archival quality).
It takes me a couple of hours to complete three leaves due to the detail. The artwork for the calendar is completely hand drawn so each month takes a few days. For the sake of this challenge I’ve taken a photo of the leaves I completed today and then manipulated them digitally using CraftArtist 2 Professional to produce a complete project. I also added my usual copyright information etc.
Please cheer me on with my challenge and follow me on instagram if you are over there (any pointers are welcome as I have no idea what I am doing on Instagram at the moment!!).
I’d like to enter the following challenges which are all anything goes (and I think O.K. with a drawing project). Do go and check out the amazing blogs…
I am starting a 100 day challenge today over at the 100daysproject. Do head over there to have a look at the various projects.
My challenge is PAD- a pattern a day. This will be quite a flexible project due to my wide range of creative interests! My aim is to spend time every day on a creative project involving creating or using a pattern- drawing/ painting patterns, photographing patterns, creating patterns digitally, sewing with patterns or crafting using pattern. I am going to tie this in with getting started on instagram elaine_achelois. Lots for me to learn with this.
For my first PAD I wanted to create a title page for my project. I created the text on the computer using open letters for PAD and then printed it onto graphics paper. I then drew the patterns to decorate the title page and fill in PAD. The patterns are based on henna patterns. I used my Sakura Micron pensfor the drawing (there are various nib sizes allowing a range of fine lines and they are archival quality).
Please cheer me on with my challenge and follow me on instagram if you are over there (any pointers are welcome).
I tried out some new techniques using Turquoise Perfect Pearls today to make my background papers etc. I’ve finally managed to learn how to watermark images thanks to the great MSErs!
The snowflake background was stamped with Versamark cyan and then I added Perfect Pearls mixed with clear embossing powder and heated it. I dry embossed the grid onto the other papers, put ink on the raised areas and heat embossed again. Inked the central strip and edges of the circle directly and heat embossed. I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment and frame in the same way.