Wednesday, May 27, 2015

MATS Bootcamp - May

Our assignment for May was to create plates with dark crustaceans on a patterned background.  Recently, I was at my favortie garden shop and I took some photos of these caladium leaves.  The color and patterns were beautiful and I thought that they would be a fun backdrop for my crustaceans.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/93559750@N07/18160730545/in/photostream/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/93559750@N07/18161879101/in/photostream/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/93559750@N07/17540141113/in/photostream/

My plan was to have two plates with crabs on them and two with lobsters.  I ran out of time so they all have crabs.  Try to image some lobsters painted in the same style!

Check out the May Gallery here.  There are some really great designs!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/93559750@N07/18160755945/in/dateposted/

I really like the caladium design and I've uploaded some colorways to my Spoonflower shop.  I love some of these colorways!  I think the plates would also be nice with an indigo blue crustacean placed on one of the darker caladium colorways.
http://www.spoonflower.com/profiles/jillbyers

This colorway is available in my Society6 shop.
 
http://society6.com/product/caladium-12s_print#1=45

I haven't had the chance to upload the diamond pattern but I plan to create a few colorways out of it too.  It's a cute coordinate.  Also... Crabby will be making another appearance soon!  The next Spoonflower contest that I'm working on is "Sandcastles" and I'm thinking that I can find another home for him in my sandcastle design.

Jill


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