Monday, January 30, 2012
Art x 4: Red ATCs
One day a few months ago I was home sick in bed, so I decided to entertain myself by drawing. I drew some ATC sized boxes and started doodling. In my day job, I am a writer and graphic artist, so naturally I love letters, fonts and design. So, I played with the word ART. One of the designs I came up with was the start of this card for my ATC group Arts in the Cards.
I scanned the design, tweaked it in photoshop, made it a nice cherry red, and did a positive/negative, then flipped them around so there would be a mirror effect. I added some solid orange and pink accent. I am also a textile designer, so I couldn't resist adding a scaled down version of a pink monoprint that is one of my fabric designs [available on spoonflower, listed under edzellinni]. The orange design under the red letters is from my lunchtime mandala group, a series of circular stream-of-consciousness doodles that I did a couple years ago. The original design of my swirly, doodly word ART is visible in the top left corner of the card.
We have also started, thanks to Marie Z. Johansen, a spinoff of the group. We will be doing 8.5" x 11" art quilts related to the ATCs every other month. I am doing a variation on this design for my first art quilt for the new group.
Be on the lookout for our new projects at: http://artsinthecardsrevisioned.blogspot.com/