Another weekend has been and gone and with it, another Inspiration Sunday. Keeping the focus on our Series 1 delicate lace kits, Carol showed you lovely Folkers how to develop the skills you learn in the kit and design your own lace patterns. Get those liner brushes ready as we have put all the posts here for you to follow.
Today we will be teaching you how to design your own delicate lace patterns!
The equipment you will need for this is...
- tracing paper
- a marker pen
- a pencil and eraser
- light or dark transfer paper depending on your project
- different sized coins
- low tack masking tape
- paints and paintbrushes of course!
Step 1: on your tracing paper, draw out the rectangle/square you wish to edge in a size you need. Then mark it into quarters.
Use a marker pen to draw the square/rectangle so you can rub pencil marks out later - designing lace is a process of trial and error (as all the best things are!)
Step 2: make lines as shown here onto your chosen coins - you can choose whichever size you like but we like 10p and 5p coins :)
Step 3: using the lines you've drawn as a guide, start drawing your scallops. Begin in the centre and work outwards.
The scallops will either fit nicely or need spacing out slightly - this is where you will need your eraser.
INSPIRATION: before you paint your scallops, play with designs - try diagonal, horizontal and vertical lines. Edges can be finished with dots and comma strokes. You can also add dot hearts, dot roses or daisies into the scallops themselves! This is another excellent addition to a painting journal.
Step 4: before painting your lace design onto your object, use your transfer paper to draw your scallops out and mark off your rectangle. Depending on the design you wish to paint in the centre, you might want to use low tack masking tape to mark it out.
Step 5: Add your lace design to frame your design.
When the low tack masking tape is removed, your design will look as though it has been cut out giving it a completely different look to a more structured design that would simply sit in the centre.
Step 6: add extra touches.
Don't forget the details! Just like the envelopes last week, don't forget other features. Add patterns to the rim of the lid to completed your project.
Here is the finished item! The box was base coated in DecoArt's chalky finish paint in 'Relic' a gorgeous dark grey. (No primer needed)
The delicate lace is completed using warm white.
The vintage roses (our Series 1 add on kit) were painted using DecoArt's Americana acrylic in: Plum, Light Avocado and warm white. These stunning colours will feature in our Series two kits!
That's it for this week. I look forward to seeing your lace designs soon. Love Carol x