On the first day of each season, Shell and I like to swap a set of art cards.
This time around, we agreed to try this layering technique where you adhere a piece of newsprint or a page from a book to your paper, and illustrate over that so the text shows through in the background.
Here’s the set I made for Shell – summer fairy and summer flower: (had to make an extra set for myself.)
And here’s the beautiful set I received from her:
Side 1 – Queen of Summer:
Side 2 – Coral Root Orchid:
It’s fun to experiment with new techniques together. I am always inspired and in awe to see Shell’s illustration style. It’s also an honor to have some of her artwork in my collection of art cards.
Here’s to the beginning of a happy summer, friends!