Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Tutorial Try-Out: Abstracted Flowers

This week, by Sandra's suggestion, I tried-out Carla Sonheim's Abstracted Flowers Tutorial.

A page in my sketchbook.

It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of Carla, and this tutorial is no different... I had lots of fun playing with my watercolors and gesso!

I decided to take this tutorial a little bit further, and incorporate the "flowers" into one of my drawings...

Be sure to stop back later this week when 
I share the finished drawing/painting.
(I know, I know, I'm totally being a tease... 
I don't normally do "cliffhangers", 
but I thought some suspense might be fun for this post! Ha!)

Did you try this tutorial?
If so, please be sure to link up below.
(I can't wait to see!)

And, be sure to read all the way to the end of the post to see what tutorial I'm trying next!

Now, for next week...
When Jez suggested this tutorial from Unruly Paper Arts,
I couldn't "resist"!
(Pun intended - I'm feeling quite silly today!)

Glue As A Resist Tutorial from Unruly Paper Arts

Kristin Dudish


  1. I tried last week's vaseline resist and the flower tutorial, just haven't had the chance to blog about them yet. The flowers were fun but left me thinking "what can I do with them?" - looks like you've answered that question for yourself! can't wait to see your painting.

  2. I love how your pages turned out and can't wait to see the rest of your lady! I had some issues with the gesso but I think it is because my sprays were reacting to the gesso - Maybe if I were to try this technique again I'd use a Fixative first. . . Thanks for the inspiration to try new techniques!

  3. oh wow! I love the abstract flowers in your sketchbook!

  4. Your lovely page is so much truer to Carla's example. I just didn't do her justice. And your intro picture makes me think of Cadbury's chocolate boxes, they should use your design.
    And you've given me one of those Oh, why didn't I think of that moments. Using the individual flowers on another painting! Ok, i will try that now, thanks to your mini tutorial within this post.
    The good thing about this tutorial is that it can lead on into other things. Great.

  5. I was going to try this one, but then I heard it was National Goof Off day and I had missed it so I needed to have the day and so didn't do the flowers... in my head I* did them but let's be honest and know that the chances were always slim at best... as to the cliffhanger ... seriously.... you know I have no patience and then you do that to me... sort of going off you a bit...xx

  6. I love the way you integrated the flowers into your girls hair!! Now to see what I am doing next week, I love this opportunity to play with no expectations!!

  7. Hi Kristin, totally gorgeous work..beautiful..full of wonderful energy..very inspiring! Magical!
    Wishing you a Happy Spring and Easter.
    PS: wanted to thank you for your kind and generous spotlight at ppf!

  8. Hi Kristin! I had seen Carla's tutorial before but hadn't tried it. This was just the encouragement I needed. Your page turned out beautifully and I love the way you integrated the technique into your own style. I went ahead and added my link even though I know it's a bit late. Can't wait to see what everyone else came up with! Also - I gave you a shout out today when I posted about this tutorial and your try-out. Have a happy day! - janice


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