When I was in New York in November I came across Rifle Paper Company at the Museum of Modern Art. I loved the colour and typography of the cards and wondered what I could do with that inspiration.
When I experimented I tried with watercolour, but it felt quite weak, I wanted stronger colours so changed to gouache which gave a much stronger, brighter feel to the cards.
Watercolour and Gouache
I decided to go with gouache and got painting…
Christmas presents wrapped.
Another year in London, and its that time to design some more Christmas cards.
When I was in New York I bought some New York stamps that I wanted to use. which gave me the idea for a christmas city scene theme. I have been enjoying stamps for a while now and last years cards were also involving stamps; a snow globe. I really enjoy the texture stamps give on the paper.
I worked away on my sketchbook coming up with ideas to incorporate the Christmas into the city stamps using pens, ink, stamps, gouche and watercolour.
I came up with an idea that mixed media; stamps, pens and paint, and had to chose Christmassy colours, green and red to work with it.
Little Christmas trees lining the streets of New York wishing everyone a happy Christmas!
I decided to go with the red text to make it more colourful and use the traditional Christmas
Hey, I’m in this months Arts Thread magazine!
Today was my day off. I made some cards.
My Degree Project got published in Arts Thread Magazine. Yay!
For my bestie Julie moving down to London, I wanted to make her something to make her feel welcome and to know what is good to do in London.
Since my history is in maps I decided to make a map to show places of interest; popular tube stops, my work, restaurants, pubs etc. It also got me being creative again and do something different than just cards.