Do you always plan your creations? Or do you like to just pick up a few things and see where it leads you? I tend to do both. Sometimes I’ll just start playing either with a stamp or certain paints or inks and see where the creation flows – but other times I have a picture in my head of what I want to create and have to work out how to achieve it!
I love running workshops and demos because my customers challenge me to create something out of what I’ve made. My favourite it when I’ve created a background which is really pretty and the customers say how much they like it – but what would I do with it?
Well this piece started from that. I was demonstrating how to use Alcohol inks with the metallics. I worked a small strip (you can see it at the bottom) using bold colours and only a hint of metallic, and then use the rest of the card to demonstrate using a little colour and a heavy metallic so the contrast could be seen. So then what do I do with it! …. well make it into an atmospheric skyline of course! By stamping a tree in black and a few plants and flowers in brown at the bottom – suddenly you can see its a skyline. So much fun to see what you can create!
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