I chose the Teatime theme.
Experimenting with shapes:
That raised the question, once cut out, does the shape need to stay together?
I am happy with this one. I felt the prints on the pot, cups, etc., balanced well with the bright orange-red of the ‘tea’ and it has the slightly chaotic feel I wanted. Originally I used more pastel/floral papers for the crockery, but felt the steampunk style paper lent more to the overall tumultuous feeling.
The next one did not work well. I liked the notion of the teapots hunting, but overall it’s too busy, with no real focal point.
I was thinking about the next exercise, Line, in my journal:
I wanted to contrast the innocuous teapot and cup, as well as the fading primary colors with the mesh of dark news in the background, and I’m pleased with the result. You might notice that the cups are completely glued down, and the pots are not. I’m not sure which way is better, though since texture is not a part of this exercise, I suppose I will eventually glue them all flat.
I’d still like to try some version of my original journal idea!