The current Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger started a whole two days of fun and relaxing painting for me! Cath's color trend post caught my eye as well since I've been loving the coral/yellow combination I see so many places lately!
I'm usually interested to know how people get their ideas, so here's my contribution to creativity for the day:
--the first thing I tried was my trusty purple plastic stencil and I experimented with watercolor brushing in traditional stencil style [bottom right dummy sheet] I liked how I could use totally different colors or just one or two and by varying brush sizes and water amounts I could create some interesting textures;
--next, having been inspired further by my daughter's latest library book on Central Asian fabric patterns--my thoughts went to Ikat-like applications as seen in the bottom left sample [I also immediately thought of using my Hero Arts Zig Zag background stamp as a perfect layer for the designs...don't ask--it's just the way my brain works...]
--and putting it all together I did a panel using two sizes of solid butterfly design stamps kissed on my inked Zig Zag background and stamped on water color paper; used a brush to paint contrasting coral and sunshine colors then misted; it's dimension-mounted on an embossed Zig-Zag card base:
|This is for my daughter...I think I'll enjoy making a whole set of different designs/colors for her birthday!|
Bottom line: FUN! And it kept me out of trouble for a while! [you know...weeding, yardwork, housework, laundry, trim painting...trouble!] Thanks Moxie Fab World for my get-away!