Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice

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This week’s Inspired Ink post evolved out of a simple Twitter conversation that transpired a while back.  Annemarie from Perfect Bound “tweeted” this colorful headboard project courtesy of Design Sponge.

Here is what she said:

and then me….

and so the challenge was born…

Headboard

The simple pattern instantly reminded me of Matisse’s later cutout pieces with its dynamic shapes and bold contrast of color and space.  I love how the  pattern instantly enlivens the space and am fascinated by how a simplistic silhouette can communicate such elegance.  Surprisingly this is what I am most drawn to and the color specifically is secondary.

I used a very rudimentary technique for this design, perhaps one that would remind you of a grade school art project – I’ll let you guess.  A basic bloom sketch was paired down to a simple silhouette.  Reproduced in a creamy ivory acrylic ink, each flower was hand-painted  with tiny dots in a persimmon red.

Thanks Anne-Marie for inspiring the idea!

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