Posted by: maureenc | April 9, 2012

Cityscapes for PCMA


Today I have completed the last section of Round 14 swap for Postmark’dArt group………and 21 days ahead of schedule!
I tried a couple of concepts and wasn’t happy with them, so it was back to  simple applique’ shapes and using TSUKINEKO “Fabrico markers” as well as ridged card-stock to add some definition.Recently, Picasa upgraded its photo editing system, and I still need get used to it.

HOW did I make them?

I first checked in my “how to sketch” info until I found a “cityscape” that nearly suited my needs.

I sketched up a cartoon initially, then tried it as a 6×4 inch size in landscape rather than portrait mode.
Once satisfied, more or less, I roughly blocked in shapes on my Fast2Fuse.
No two cards are the same, although I cut the basic shapes from the same fabrics, andusing Fabrico Markers I marked in the side walls and odd windows, and my perspective angles are guesstimated!
One card I felt, lent itself to Spanish type tiling, reminiscent of a spanish mission architecture in a college I once attended. So…..corrugated cardstock was added, and I loved the effect.
The cards are sitting on my sideboard for me to view, and maybe add more TEXTURE.
Oh yes! Applique was order of the day.
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