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Thursday, June 03, 2010

Silhouette Build a Damask Set

Well a great idea came through on my Facebook fan page on Tuesday from Angela Thomas, for a Silhouette die design, and I ran with it. (I still have other requests on my list that I haven't gotten to...so there is a good chance your request will still be created, if I told you it's on my list. However, as an artist, I sometimes get carried away with one idea, and it spawns another...then another, and soon I am on a snowball of ideas--growing and gathering more as it goes. When that happens, I can't stop...as that is all my mind can think about. Building a damask just happened to be one of those ideas.)

Angela asked for a damask pattern that she could make a stencil out of...something where the pieces could be bigger so that she could stencil her wall. So I started making pieces for a damask...then one flourish inspired another...then a string of related borders...then soon, I had all these pieces I could use to build a damask. So I tried to decide how I would arrange them, and realized that there were endless options. So I decided that I would just give you the parts and let you decide how to arrange your damasks...or use the pieces independently as elegant flourishes. I'll start you off with some inspiration with some patterns I came up with...the pieces that I used...and then you can duplicate or make variations of the samples I show. To make a pattern use as many or as few of the pieces as you want, duplicate and reflect pieces...ungroup the designs and use just parts of the images if you want to simplify the look. I was planning on a project to go with these designs...but my husband just told me we are going camping today (we are a very spontaneous family), so that will have to wait until next week. But just to get you started...here are some of the patterns that I created...






I would LOVE to see what you come up with and how you use these pieces. So please send me a picture of your project when you finish show I can share your inspiration with others here on my blog or here. PS...there is no right or wrong way to do this, so feel free to explore and get creative!

5 comments:

  1. Anonymous12:54 PM MDT

    Very cool! Thanks for the ideas!!!

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  2. so neat! I collected all of them i thought but i missed one. So i have to go back to the store (chuckle)

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  3. Thanks! I bought these last week and were trying to figure out a way I liked them and haven't yet until this post!!! Love your creativity! Thanks.

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  4. Great idea. I have just got a Silhouette and I will try this. Have a nice day! :-)

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  5. Great idea. I have just got a Silhouette and I will try this. Have a nice day! :-)

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