June 1, 2012

Scribblings and Order

I've been working on some patterned papers for my backgrounds. I always struggle with using scrapbook papers or other licensed work in my backgrounds because I don't know how much usage is an infringement. I've heard so many sides, it's hard to know what amount (if any) is legal. So I decided to start making my own. It's been a fun doodling project and a bit of a breather between projects. It's not perfect, but I'm usually painting over it anyways. I love the layers.


Also, I'm guest posting over at Bliss Habits and giving away the print Love Is Owl You Need. Check that out here!

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  1. What a great idea- to just make your own! Love the colors and variety in it. Love your Owl painting!

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    1. Coloring them was exhilarating. I felt like a child with crayons!

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  2. I love the idea of making your own papers. I've been doing that some, too. They certainly don't have to be perfect, and they will add so much interest to your work!

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    1. I love the imperfections; gives it that homemade feel. :)

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  3. Always a pleasure seeing your newest creations, Catherine! Love your colors and patterns!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  4. I like your doodles for your background, But I'm in LOVE with your painting. It's stunning!!
    Have an amazing and very creative weekend!
    Nora

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  5. LOVE your drawings I LOVE your use of colour :)

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    1. Thank you, Jen. I had fun adding orange to this one.

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  6. Loving your background Catherine and your beautiful owl girl. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  7. Hi Catherine. How nice that you answer your comments. Sometimes it's hard to do. I thinks it's great that you are making your own papers. They look awesome! Yes, we do worry about infringement. I do. Even when I am cutting out picture from magazines and pasting, I wonder if I can actually use them in my works?? Anyway, have a great weekend.

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    1. Yeah the infringement thing always sits in the back of my mind. I probably need to seek out a lawyer that would truly know and find out for sure. But for now, trying not to take chances. Hope you have a great weekend too!

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  8. Lovely background and sweet owly Love!

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  9. How cool! I'm heading over to enter that giveaway. I love owls with a passion!! :)

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  10. Colorful spectacular. Saludos

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  11. You're work is so bright and vivid!

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    1. Thanks Tricia. I like to start bright and lighten if needed. :)

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  12. Love your owl girl! Lovely background, too!

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  13. great backgrounds and a good solution to the copyright issue... it is always confusing isn't it... think your backgrounds will make your work even more gorgeous...xx

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    1. Yes, the copyright things is confusing and I'd rather not be liable. Thanks for the sweet thoughts. :)

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  14. Thank you for the lovely comment you left on my blog :-)

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  15. Love is Owl you need is such a fun drawing...I drew a face with an owl hat a long time ago...yours is so much sweeter. : )

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    1. Aww, thanks. I've actually wanted one of those owl hats but I think I may be too advanced in the age department to get away with it. :)

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  16. That's a great idea to make your own backgrounds. My sister knew a gal who made and sold her own scrapbook paper...you could totally do that...with all your pretty, bright colors and designs. Great work!

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    1. That's a cool idea, Kristin! I hadn't thought to check Etsy for handmade papers.

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