I’ve just finished this banner for my blog. What do you think? Is it horrible? Honest, but constructive criticism please. Do the colors turn you off? Is it too busy? Unbalanced? Whatever, I’d love to hear.
I’m thinking about changing it up quarterly, so it wouldn’t be permanent. But I don’t want to turn away viewers because my banner turns their stomach, lol.
You know what is funny is that whenever I do these kind of things, especially anything with watercolors, I feel that I end up loving the part that goes outside the borders the most. The part that should be cut away or covered up is the part that I just become enamored with. So in the above, there is a pencil border which is supposed to be the edge, but I couldn’t yet bear to crop out all those lovely edges.
Today I found a little inspiration via Craft Magazine’s blog for these paper mache beads.
I think they are so beautiful, but better yet, with this technique you could make so many different things.
It got me thinking about how my internet buddy Natasha makes beautiful paper beads.
It also reminded me of this book that I saw for sale at Dick Blick, but put back on the shelf because I didn’t “REALLY need it” and have been regretting it ever since.
I actually picked it up for a friend, thinking the book would be cool for them, but that paper jewelry wasn’t for me. I thought it has to be very temporary and fragile and a bit “crafty” for me. But looking through the book I was amazed at how much could be done. Paper jewelry can indeed be taken beyond ‘construction paper elementary school craft’ to Functional Art!
Thanks everyone for commenting on the previous posts, I feel loved :)