Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Flower Mandalas and Paisley Background

Flower Mandalas and Paisleys (R)

Flower Mandalas and Paisleys (L)
Tried a new way to make a background.  Looks like ink spray and stencils, but its not.  Started out as absently using the waste from a die-cut from the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die to trace flower shapes onto a page spread.  Used Derwent's Inktense Watercolor Pencils to make them more elaborate and to scribble and brush in the yellow-green background.  Finally used foam paisley stamps with a green Marvy Brush Marker to add some interest and finished (for now) with the red-orange foam flower stamps with a orange-read Marvy Brush Marker. 

See the funny yellow triangles in the foam stamped flower image?  That's where my cat chewed into these stamps.  Something about the texture or smell of them--he would not leave them alone.  gives me an idea to add texture to store-bought foam stamps, though.  Thanks for the idea Sammy!

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