Here are a few added elements I’ve made for the kit from yesterday.
Today was so productive as far as getting a digital kit started. I went back to my Kuler account(Photoshop website for extracting colors) and saw a color combination that I had done a long time ago taking colors from a Coleus plant. It struck me that I still love those bright and cheerful colors and so I started a new kit that I named Clearly Coleus. Here is a sampler image….it’s a work in progress, but at this point I have 17 papers and a brush set that I created to make the variety of circles on the 3rd paper from the left. I still have elements to make like bows and brads and I will probably make a sticker alphabet set too.
Tony and I went to lunch at Applesbees today…..then I went to the nail spa and had a pedicure and fill. There was a woman there getting black tips on her hands…I really liked it…so I got the same thing. The black acrylic has very small pieces of shell in the powder. I had Cammie, the owner paint a little black flower on my french nail polished big toes then too.
In my Art of Digital Design class….we have been looking at THEMES, MOODS, COLOR SCHEMES, etc. So I have started another kit that I want to be Romantic papers. I will still work on my Wheatfield kit, but in the mean time I wanted to explore this new mood. The pattern is only a portion from the Dover Publication, “The Treasure of Chinese Design Motifs”, which is a Royalty Free book of images. I actually had to go in close to the picture and redraw lines to creat one solid pattern that didn’t have any edges cut off, then I could stamp the image 4 times on the page. The basic pattern had 2 full large flowers…and one that had its left edge cut of. I had to copy and paste half of one of the other flowers and then try to line it up and redraw the connecting lines. I really love how this page turned out…..I can’t wait to try to color in the page on a white background. That will take some time. I also gave this page a nice background texture. Now I need to come up with a good name for my kit. Any suggestions? I kind of want a romantic oriental theme. What do you think of this page?
I am working on a digital kit for my class…..I hand drew a tree with the branches drawn out as words. Then I went into Photoshop CS4 and created the tree with text following my hand drawn design. I was able to warp the text to create tapered ends. I made this into a Brush for Photoshop. I will add this to my kit.