Thursday, 8 December 2011

'Apple Tree'

This is a project that I started at a Judith Maslen Workshop back in September. I didn't finish it then as there is quite a lot of work involved. I finished it yesterday at our own monthly workshop at The Art of Craft and here it is.

It was a really good practice piece for ink work and the colouring is just dry colouring from the back with polychromos pencils. One of the trickiest things to get right after you have finished a piece of parchment work is a good background paper or card. The wrong colour can completely' kill' the effect. I found a mottled background on Dancing with Shadows CD but it wasn't the right colour so good old MCS came to the rescue. I have changed the grey/white to a pale blue/white just to give an intimation of some sky behind the trees.
I enjoyed this very different project.


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