Monday, May 23, 2011

1940 ladies

Hi everyone,

In one of my recent posts I mentioned a book I got for free at a yard sale this weekend.  It's the Modern Dressmaking Made Easy by Mary Brooks Picken from 1940.  It has great illustrations.  I copied some and printed them on watercolor paper.  Then I painted them with my new water color crayons.  I'm clearly not a great watercolor artist but for a first try I think it looks pretty nice.  I'm really happy with the project as a whole. 

I watch alot of crafting videos on You Tube.  Lots of ladies love coloring with copic markers.  I'm sure they could do a great job with images like these.  This is the best I could do. I'm sure I will get better with practice.



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