Phew its slow going, I've done another little patch the size of the paler pink since taking this photo. More this evening.
Below are some terrible pics of the my chalky outlines sorry about the quality
but this rotten weather means its really dull indoors and I was trying to keep the outline faint.
Apologies for any eye strain cause (you can click on the picture to make it bigger).
I'd seen a bird house print wallpaper in a John Lewis catalogue and thought I just must have something like that hanging from my tree.
The dotted swirl was a total fluke, my chalk stuttered but I was rather taken with the effect, go creative little me :-) (Littlest Petal told me at bedtime she doesnt like the dotted bits - well phoey, she's having em!!!!)
Added to the swirly branches some more, got a bit carried away but I'm pretty happy still.
|Paints and brushes at the ready|
and with Lollipop all worn out after our loooong rainy walk, I plonked her basket at the door (she was happy as upstairs is a no dog zone for the most part) and made the first incision (ok first brush stroke).
Once all the pink bits were done...
Next up the scary part - swirls!
Swirls are easy with chalk or pen, but paint runs out every couple of inches and it can look a bit jagged. The swirl on the left and right are trying out different brushes - left won, it was much..... swirlier.
eek grass, I really wanted a nice tidy green line as I'm not filling the hills in - it wasnt so tidy!
I plan to disguise the raggedy edge with some magnolia liney bits.
Very technical aren't I?!
Update coming soon. x