Thursday, April 15, 2010
We were provided a link to a tutorial for the flourishes on the Swirlydoos website. I used patina stickles and opal liquid pearls. I was pretty happy with the end result although with a little more practice I think I can eliminate the "peaks" at the top of some of the dots. I think this is something I may do more of. I like the creative freedom of choosing my own colors and making it my own.
As far as the flowers go, we were provided a tutorial for those as well. I didn't really have the right type of flower to follow the tutorial, so I felt a little frustrated and decided to make my own type of flower using what I had in my own stash. I took some flat, sunflower-like flowers and smooshed them up, inked them and used some perfect pearls powder. I then used some of my Prima leaves and used distress ink on those as well.
Overall I like the colors I used and the easy, somewhat uncluttered look of the page. I think that with every page I do I am learning and getting closer to what will ultimately be my "Style". I like to try new and different techniques and with each new venture I am getting closer to something....... Don't get me wrong, I'm happy with this page, I feel good about it. Here are one of my flourishes close up.
For the next week I only have my day job to deal with; no Board meetings, no Troop meetings. This gives me time to catch up around the house and go be creative.
Posted by Lisa Bardou at 8:24 PM