- I really do work better with music playing than in a quiet room.
- This kind of project pushes one to try to use all those materials purchased over the years with great intentions to try or use, but which got stuck in a cupboard somewhere. I dug these out and can now say that I have tried them and, even better, would use them again.
- There are some great art technique books out there. You just have to take the time to
read through and try the techniques, and not worry about the results. Some are great, others not so great.
- I think this project worked so well as all the steps were laid out clearly. A, followed by B, C and so on, and with the techniques or materials identified in advance. Projects without a plan, well, I just seem to fumble all over those until a clear plan emerges.
- The concept of taking detailed notes during an art class was reinforced (some of my old notes were great, others not so great). We tend to think we have good memories. But it is so easy to forget important details or the order of steps to take, especially when we don't immediately practice a newly-learned technique. Thank goodness for Google.
- I am noticing that I'm starting to incorporate more of the techniques and materials that I tried in the ABC book in other projects, where before I had not. This is good.
Now, on to the last two letters. And be sure to come by the Fibre Fling show April 4-5 and see the completed ABC Alphabet Book, as well as other projects I've been working on. The show looks like it will be amazing.
Y - Yupo Paper
This feels like a plasticized paper. I used watercolour paint, and it definitely moves around with a mind of its own. I'm quite pleased with the effect.
Z - Zentagles
These were oh-so-fun. I first made a larger picture (about 4x6, using coloured pencil and a black pen.
I then cut out a Z to determine which part of the picture would look best, then cut out a Z out of the picture. I need to practice doing more of these.