This week’s dragon is a little different than other dragons I’ve been making. He is a wall piece. I got the idea for making him in a more two-dimensional way from a class I took by Tammy Durham. She showed us how to make one of her polymer clay cards, and I thought it would be fun to try a dragon in a similar way.
Click on any of the photos for a closer look.
I started out by finding several greens that were in my scrap pile that were blended together and made a sheet for the background. Then I got out my rubber stamps and began stamping away.
The jungly bits were fun as I already had most of the leaves and canes, including the little rolled up fern on the right, from when I had been working through Christi Friesen’s book, Flourish.
I can hardly believe this is dragon #28, more than half-way through this year-long challenge! If you’d like to keep up with my dragon creations this year, I’ve made a Thursday’s Dragon Pinterest board just for them.
I wanted to make the flowers the complementary colors of the dragon and the background. So, to figure out what exactly the compliments were I snapped a picture on my iPhone and then switched it to the negative.
It was kind of fun to see everything on my iPhone in inverted colors. That’s where that red orange and dark purple come from.
Now to find a space on the wall to hang him.
To learn why I’m making a dragon every week check out this post on Errol, dragon #1, for the details.