Thursday, 3 May 2012
Try It Out Thursday : Working To A Theme
Of course, you begin with the basics; what do you want the journal for? What size does it need to be? I talked about the basic process of making a cover in Tuesday's post, so I won't repeat it, except to say that you can decide for yourself what size you want the inner flaps!
What theme? I try to start with the bigger picture, and then work my way down into the detail. My current interest is flowers, so I thought I would make that my starting point. I have made a number of garden themed quilts and paintings, all with mixtures of bright colours. As it is springtime, I intend to make a background of greens, yellows and pinks as a base, using transfer paints, in a similar way to my earlier works. Once I have transferred the colour to the base cloth, I will start to think about how to add some specific floral shapes onto the background... so watch this space...