Hi there, how are you?
This week I needed to make a card, I wanted to make something wintry, not snowflakes they’re too Christmassy and I don’t want her to think it’s a left over Christmas card so I’ve been searching for something to fit.
In October (inktober) I drew dome dancing cranes in white ink on toned paper, and thought they would be just right.
I could have cut the inktober drawing down but I wanted to try something different.
I tried out a few colours and sketches in my sketch book to see which I preferred. I also found some fun sparkly paint in a local store, it’s meant for kids so light and colour-fastness are unknown but it’s for a card and they don’t last forever so I figured it would be OK. See the sparkly colours, gold, silver, pink, blue, happy paints.
There are several designs to play with, I picked my favourite and painted my card (see top image). I took the photo outside to catch the shine but the light wasn’t good the colours are turquoise blue and viridian and don’t show well up in pictures.
These two birdies below are likely to appear on the next card I make in some form, I’ll have to post that one at a later date though, after I’ve given it away.
After painting the card I wondered if a darker colour would make the birds show up better and did another test adding darker Prussian blue into the mix with interesting results, something to consider next time maybe
Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Till next time, have fun x