Wednesday, March 3, 2010
The Process of Making "daisydolls" Flat Note Cards
This is the process I used to create this set of 5” X 7” flat card designs. I began by designing 4 different dolls that looked similar but positioned differently. I wanted to create a uniform look to enhance the beauty of this collection. These paper dolls are then copied and cut out. I prepared the watercolor paper with a watercolor wash on 4 different palettes. Each palette is measure out to be exactly 5” X 7” so when I print the cards from the original the colors will be that much more vibrant and clear. From there I place each paper doll in the center of each 5” X 7” watercolor washed palette and begin adding patterned papers in layers for their dresses and hair. I always add to the patterns with my own details to make them blend with the surroundings. After I finish working on the paper doll images I begin drawing flowers and things around the figure. I like to use Prisma pens to add colors of petals and then to outline the petals I use a thin black archival pen to clean up the edges and create intricate details. I will post a photo when the images are complete, I still have a few more details I want to add!