Saturday, January 7, 2012

A creative Saturday.

Me making patterns continues......

I made some more patterns today. The first one is some of the elements from yesterday. I think I'll have to do them over again, because I'm not happy about how the colours came out and there is something else that don't fit either. Can't excactly nail it but something don't suit me.
I'll try it again, perhaps I can find a better combo, and the process is so fun that it don't bother me.

The next one I made reminds me of a wallpaper I once saw. The paper I use is not ment for watercolours so it's not the best. I think I'll have to use one of my selfmade books for my patterns, they are made with good papers.
I wasn't quite satisfied with this one either so I tried over again and the next one was born.

This one is starting to look how I wanted it to be. I would love the red to be a little brighter so I might try to change that. Isn't that a lovely black? By the way, this one is made using acrylics. I start with a layer of gold and black with a tiny bit of gold in it on top of that. In person you would see that the small dots are made with a copper glitterpen.
Even that I'm pleased I probably want to work a bit more on this pattern.

I will try to make it simpler without loosing the spirit of it. And I want to make it a bit more accurate. I have a niece that are making (gyldenlær) don't know what that will be in english but she is painting on leather. First layer is pure gold flakes and then colours. You know, the kind used for chairs and religious ikons.
Perhaps I should ask her to learn me the process of that.

Take good care everyone!


  1. I like the first one. I think the colors look soft and remind me of sherbet.

    The last one is great. Love the gold/coppery highlights.

  2. Those patterns are really pretty! I'm starting to make an art journal this year, so your patterns are good inspiration. By the way, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hope you have a great one.

  3. These are all really awesome. Do you use them for backgrounds in other pictures. They're really pretty. You are so very talented in so many areas. I'm constantly amazed! :)

  4. This is a great idea for trying out patterns for backgrounds. Your work is so neat and tidy in your journal - the patterns could easily be displayed as an art work.