Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Deer in the woods
The images were done with watercolor paints. I like to spatter paint in the background. It fills up the background and makes the image look more rustic. Plus, it just gives a look that says "watercolor". The foreground was done wet into wet, which also says watercolor. People that complain they get lines when doing watercolor probably are not working wet into wet. Punch art also gives you a very inexpensive embellishment (well, once you have purchased the punch :-). I like to go "off the page" like I did with the verse. If I had cut the rest of the image out that far, the ribbon would be crowded. This helps balance the composition and also draws your eye to the verse. There I go analyzing again! Sometime, sit down with a fellow paper crafter and go through a magazine and try analyzing the designs. I think that is great fun to do, whether the subject is a photograph, card or layout. My friend Joyce and I did that once with a book of atc's and it was interesting to hear and see what each person saw.