The lovely Kristin Dudish has been hosting a weekly series called “Tutorial Try-Outs"
You know all those tutorials you come across and bookmark “for later” and never get around to trying? Kristin is committed to trying one new technique per week and inviting others to play along.
This week’s challenge is Carla Sonheim’s abstracted flower tutorial. The directions are very straightforward and easy to follow and I had no trouble achieving results similar to Carla’s. But that’s the problem – they look too much like Carla
I want them to look like me!
|(I painted on one big sheet of paper, then cut it into four postcards, and tried to add a color wash to the top postcard but it just smeared all the pencil marks and made a mess)|
I often feel like my brain is too literal – I can’t figure out a way to do this without actually doing this. While I ponder that conundrum, I have at least taken the step of cutting apart my work and gluing it back together in layers.
I also took a few different hand-carved stamps and using grey and black ink, stamped some flowery shapes on top.
The technique was really fun, even if I'm not wild about my results.
I may have to mess around with this one some more and see where it takes me.
Have any of you tried this one yet?
If you do, be sure to hop over to Kristin's blog to link your work and check out the cool thing Kristin did with her flowers!