Thursday, 27 August 2020

Video: How to Boost, Remove Backgrounds and Clean Up Scanned Ar...


 It's been a while since I made a demo video. And I got asked how to go about editing traditional artwork into a pattern motif in a low-cost way. This video is my response, and also gives you a peep into part of the pattern making process. If you enjoy it and/or find it useful, please do share it around.



Many thanks!

Friday, 21 August 2020

Beautiful New Art/Home D├ęcor: Pink Gladioli

Hello there, and hope you're well and thriving.

Today's post is for you if you love flowers. Specifically, loose watercolour pink gladioli, whose splooshyness and sploshiness was a completely new departure for me when watercolour went on paper wet-on-wet... But it turned into something *amazing* when applied to aprons, clothes, shower curtains, and other items by the lovely people at Redbubble.com.











Thanks for dropping by today-more soon.









Thursday, 13 August 2020

A Deer Fawn Clip Art Freebie

Hello again-hope life is treating you well. 

It's been a few weeks since any free clip art appeared for you around these parts. So, in order to put that right, here is a cute little deer fawn for your enjoyment in any projects that take your fancy. Just right-click on the image and save to download.








As a heads-up... This particular image is a piece of watercolour pen-and-wash clip-art, drawn and painted on paper, and then scanned in. As it's therefore *very* handmade, imperfections are inevitably part of that process, please expect them and enjoy them.

If you're interested, I'll post more on  this more traditional process at another time. But for now, hope you enjoy this cute little deer fawn clip art in your projects.

Take care and more soon.

PS: Update on 21st August 2020: This little fawn wanted to go further, and is now part of a snowscene on cards and other items at Redbubble.

Thursday, 6 August 2020

Lavender Patterns and Cheeky Faces...

Hello again-hope you're thriving, and surviving the heat, if you're reading this close to when am actually writing.

First news here is a first for me. I'm dipping a toe into the world of sticker bundles. So, if you're a fan of them (whether for use in your art and craft projects, to pop in cards as small gifts, or for any other reason) a new 12-piece sticker bundle is now available on Redbubble.


(They're based on my original watercolour drawing, and available as stickers or magnets here).

But the lavender (one of my all-time favourite flowers...if I must pick a favourite) wasn't done with me yet. Before summer begins to turn to autumn, it wanted to play digitally, too.

Which led to a pattern. Which somehow, seems to include cheeky fairy faces, peeping out from among the lavender flowers, too. So it's now in the shop too, on items from mugs to shower curtains, and including Redbubble's newest offering: aprons.





It's hot and late (a strange combination, but true). So I'll wish you a happy weekend, and leave the tale of my adventures with a new watercolour set for another time.

Thanks for dropping by, take care, and more soon.