Tuesday, 25 February 2014

BACKGROUND PAGES - NOT



The next lesson I tried at Soul Food asked us to start by making a messy page, i.e. making marks with paint and stamps and adding bits of collage etc. in order to make a surface for a detailed painting.  You know the idea.

This was the first background I tried making.







Exciting stuff, then I got carried away and forgot to photograph the next processes.


Here's the result.




Not what you'd call a background page.

So I split it up, gave it a little photo-editing and made four cards.
You can never have too many cards.








Eagle eyes will notice I used some of this for the frame on my "Vase" picture here.



I had another go at creating a background.

This was supposed to be soft greens, pinks and oranges.





Hahahahahahaha!   Not a background, then.

So I made it into a wrapping paper design.






Pretty good fun.
I got four new cards designs and new wrapping paper.

Maybe not what the class asked for, but a result.


27 comments:

  1. I like how you split up the background!
    You gave me some inspiration this morning!
    Thanks ( :

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  2. Really colourful and creative stuff, love it, Awesome!!

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  3. That's an assignment that would throw me into a looper for sure. So I feel your pain. But I'm glad to feel your joy as well with your fantastic results ideas!

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  4. I did like the whole painting with its freedom and vibrant colour, it was filled with joy. Still, as you say, you got 4 good cards from it. The wrapping paper design is so clever, and has such movement.

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  5. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your NON-backgrounds, Sheila!
    They were too good to disappear behind new layers of even more colours.
    I think it was a wonderful decision too make cards and a wrapping paper design out of them. Did I mention I LOVe your non-backgrounds? ;-)

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  6. Love this artwork, the colours are so wonderful and I could look at it for a long time, a lot to see :) take care, Shirleyx

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  7. Well you might not have followed the brief, Sheila, but you made a wonderful masterboard. And the wrapping paper is great too!

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  8. This is gorgeous my friend love the colors love the random beauty you are the pattern master.

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  9. How gorgeous...just the perfect-color-rush I needed today...visually potent..and beautiful feast for the eyes..wonderful!
    Victoria

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  10. i love it when you get "carried away"... fabulous results really!!

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  11. Sheila you are just bursting with color! Wow what an explosion of delightful happiness and joy! Your cards and wrapping paper are wonderful, so bright and very happy!

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  12. Dein Hintergrund ist super geworden mit diesen fröhlichen, bunten Farben!
    Daraus dann Karten zu machen ist eine tolle und gelungene Idee, genau wie auch das Geschenkpapier.
    Es macht wieder sehr viel Spaß deine Bilder zu betrachten liebe Sheila!

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  13. These are amazing artworks! So colorful and so beautiful made.

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  14. Oh Sheila I love these vibrant colors you always use and I love how you experiment with different forms, these papers and cards are fantastic.
    Anni

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  15. Really wonderful results!! I like your colourful cards and the wrapping paper! They are amazing! Great job, dear Sheila!!

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  16. love the bold colours and patterns. They look great as cards and wrapping paper.

    Aileen x

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  17. What fun! Love all the colour, Shelia! It's really neat to see the whole process too.

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  18. Oh my giddy aunt! I want to EAT these beautiful paintings. No matter what you made from them…they're absolutely beautiful!!!

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  19. Love the vivid colours in both the "non-background" designs. They are great as cards and wrapping paper, and I had not spotted the design as the vase's surround! Such cheerful designs, keep them coming!
    Hugs, Fodie Ann

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  20. Fun post and love what you made! Off to bed, goodnight! Valerie

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  21. I love what you made here.. so much fun.. and each step looks very good to me...

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  22. beautiful colorful creations!
    groetjes Karin

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  23. Simply stunning, vibrant and exquisite.....great idea to make wrapping paper and cards......have you got an agent yet???

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  24. I think the original paintings are wonderful! I love the colors! They stand by themselves.

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