This time I thought - why not print some wrapping paper?
I got rather carried away, playing with real art and/or Photo-editing programs.
Now hang on to your hats because there are seven designs and I am going to ask you at the end which one you like best.
1. The Snowman.
Made from my snowman painting.
2. Pretty fabric.
This was quite interesting. I cut out patterned fabric and made simple fabric shapes.
3. Wild garden
This was painted with watercolours and watercolour pens and the colours altered with Photoshop to make it more dramatic.
4. Snow Burst
This started off as a painting and some time later, using photo-editing programs, turned into this. It's fun when something like this suddenly appears as those of you who use photo-editing will know.
5. The Pink
The basic block was a small part of an acrylic painting. I like the colours of this one.
6. Dark Rabbit
You may remember Dark Rabbit which was painted using only the computer mouse. It has always been one of my favourites. I think it makes an interesting wrapping paper with the bright colours against the black, and the magical Dark Rabbit.
7. Lilac flower
I was quite fascinated by this one. It is bits of three of my paintings thrown repeatedly on to the screen using actions in Photoshop. Sounds odd, but that's how I made it.
Here are presents wrapped using three of these papers.
So which one of the seven is your favourite?
I choose 6. Dark Rabbit because I love the original painting, followed by 7. Lilac Flower because of the way it came together in such a surprising way.
But that doesn't mean I don't like all the others too.
"Art Journal Journey" where the theme (chosen by me) is "Let's Celebrate!"
"Moo-Mania" where the theme is "Christmas".