Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
I am excited to have my first passport ever! In anticipation for my first big trip out of the country as an adult, I could not help myself from wanting a nice passport cover! After some price-checking and research, I decided that I would love to make a custom one with some leftover felt I had in the house.
Keep reading to see my art & process!
Thank you for reading!!! Hope to see you next week! And please, if you have any questions or comments, feel free to leave them here, or on my Facebook page: Brianna Leahy Art!
|My Completed Raven-Passport Cover!|
I personally really love using eco-fi brand felt, because it is made in the US out of 100% polyester from recoiled post-consumer plastic bottles! I used most of a "sheet" of brown felt for the base cover, and small scraps of black felt for the raven. I had some black elastic from my last project too, so I used that to create the closure for the flap. Other than that, it was just thread, ruler and a charcoal pencil to mark the measured felt!
I also had too much fun with raven studies and designing the pattern from my Cintiq in photoshop!
|Initial Raven Studies, Cintiq & Photoshop|
|Raven Felt Pattern Design, Cintiq & Photoshop|
|Was so excited when it came time to add the raven! Printed the pattern and cut into a stencil for the felt. Dark green thread for his feathers to give him a bit of subtle color.|
|Making of the Base Passport Cover (And improvising design all the while!)|
You can be crafty and eco-friendly too! I was so excited to find the Eco-fi felt in my local craft store. If you would like to learn more about the recycled plastic felt, here is the link: eco-fi website .
(P.S.- No, I am not being sponsored or anything by this company, I just get excited about eco-friendly things, and I love sharing my discoveries!).
All content in this article is ©2016 Brianna Elizabeth Leahy
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Catching up on my drawing this week! The first sketch here was a fun doodle I created with gel pen (yes, my inner middle-schooler is way too happy about it)! The set of drawings shown second is part of my never-ending exploration of brush pen and marker.
Nymph Woman Sketch
Shy Girl Brush Pen Sketch
Shy Girl with Marker