Tuesday, 7 December 2010
We have made so many handmade presents this year that I thought it would be great to complete the homemade feel by designing and creating our own wrapping paper. I purchased a large roll of parcel paper and set to doodling with some wax crayons and help from my hubby. We enjoyed it so much we have covered acres of paper. The presents look great all wrapped up.
I wanted to have another go at painting roses after painting the lovely gothic scarf a few weeks ago. I decided to use natural colours for the roses with a contrasting background colour. Using the silver gutta has highlighted the delicate petals of the rose. The salt technique worked wonders on this scarf. Using salt is a great way of adding texture and pattern, you never know how it will turn out which is part of the beauty of the technique.
Pretty pansies. Although I have painted pansies before each time I paint a scarf the outcome is totally different. Just goes to show no two scarves are ever the same. The blue hues on this scarf are stunning, the silk used as a soft sheen which adds to the luxurious appearance.
Hand painted lilac lilies. After painting the monochrome lilies for Fi I was inspired to use a more subtle colour palette. The richness of the purples and pinks really add depth to this design. I personally love this scarf design and it seems others do too as I have sold out of the stock I had :-)