It’s time for my monthly video feature over at Simon Says Stamp’s blog – Doodling With Debby. I have two cards I’m sharing that use simple striped backgrounds as the key feature. I think the important thing with backgrounds such as these is to get a cracking colour scheme to work with. I was browsing stripes on Pinterest the other day when I came across a sweater with an oatmeal background and bold stripes in mustard, black, terracotta and white. I continued browsing and came across multiple examples of similar jumpers all sporting lovely stripes but I did notice dusky pinks making an appearance too. So I set about using Winsor & Newton Permanent White Gouache along with the American Crafts/Paper Fashion gouache sets. I recently took a closer look at these gouache media and you’ll find that video on my blog and YouTube channel. I mixed a dusky pink, mustard, black, terracotta and oatmeal colours on a side plate as my palette and I love seeing these colours together. They reminded me of a lot of Instagram accounts I follow which are using these warm autumn tones in the homes and also from illustrators for branding. I’ve linked all supplies at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used.
I hope you will pop over to Simon’s Blog to see the details and video :D
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