Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Hydrangea Harmony

Have you ever struggled with a design that just wouldn't cooperate?  I wanted to design something springlike to teach at my local painting chapter for a March workshop.  Hydrangeas are very bright happy colors and I took some photos a couple of years ago when I was gifted a lovely plant for either Easter or Mother's day.  Good Grief!  It took several attempts before I had a design that didn't look like a hot mess and could actually be taught.  Needless to say, this final design looks NOTHING like what I started with and managed to kill.  This particular design should be a lot of fun!  It's hard to tell, but there are several clusters that have been fussy cut and layered with spacers so the flowers have a bit of dimension to them.  There are also some leaves that are fussy cut and can be positioned however each artist wishes.  And the vase is scrapbook paper and can be embellished however they want.  Should be fun!