Today, I have another mushroom ATC tutorial to share with you. I guess mushrooms are my current theme! This one is created using a mushroom from the book 20 Ways to Draw a Tree and 44 Other Nifty Things from Nature: A Sketchbook for Artists, Designers, and Doodlers.
This ATC is made with a recycled page from a translation dictionary, tracing paper and green staples.
First up, I drew one of the mushrooms from 20 Ways to Draw a Tree and 44 Other Nifty Things from Nature.
Then I die cut the dictionary page and the tracing paper with the Sizzix ATC die.
Then I stapled the two layers together with green staples, forming grass around the mushroom.
I colored them in a bit with colored pencils and added "glow" lines around the word mushroom.
I definitely see more mushroom art in my future!
More about the Quarry book:
This is not a step-by-step technique book--rather, the stylized flowers, trees, leaves, and clouds are simplified, modernized, and reduced to the most basic elements, showing you how simple abstract shapes and forms meld to create the building blocks of any item that you want to draw. Each of the 20 interpretations provides a different, interesting approach to drawing a single item, providing loads of inspiration for your own drawing. Presented in the author’s uniquely creative style, this engaging and motivational practice book provides a new take on the world of sketching, doodling, and designing.
Eloise Renouf graduated from university with a degree in printed textiles. She designed high-end fashion prints for two years for the Timney Fowler Design Studio in London, then moved to New York and spent another year working in design studios, again designing prints for fashion. She established her own stationery business with her partner in 2001; for 8 years, they have designed and published their own greetings cards, selling to stores both domestically and internationally. In addition, she designs giftware and has done commissions for organizations such as UNICEF. She also teaches part time on the textiles degree course at Nottingham Trent University.
Eloise has a keen interest in mid-century art and design that influences her design aesthetic. Imagery, textiles, children’s book illustrations, and home interiors from the 1950’s, 60’s, and 70’s contribute to her unique, appealing style. She currently lives in Nottingham, U.K. View her work online at http://www.etsy.com/shop/EloiseRenouf.