Thursday, April 21, 2011

H Bookplates?


Working through my H designs, I decided that they both could function as bookplates. Both designs are a bit larger than my other initials. The heart is 4" x4". Sleeping Beauty Turquoise from Daniel Smith is the main colour in the design which is flat and raised gilded.

The Art Nouveau-ish design is flat gilded on Pergamenata paper and is 3 3/4" x 2 1/2". The design is a combination of Walter Crane's style with Kate Greenaway's palette. I can see my longing for Spring in both of these designs.

11 comments:

Dana said...

They are both show stoppers, H-eather!!

I especially love the Art Nouveau - very new for you.

Have a beautiful, Easter weekend~~

xo

Heather Victoria Held said...

Hi Dana,

Thanks for the kind words! Walking down the Art Nouveau path is very new for me, but I am seeing lots of exciting twists and turns! Love your Hydrangea!!!
xo,
Heather

Jody Meese said...

Such contrast and both so beautiful! If these don't make Spring happen, I don't know what will!

acornmoon said...

I absolutely love that letter H and the style of decoration fits perfectly.

H for Happy Easter x

Heather Victoria Held said...

thank you dear Valerie! Happy Easter to you as well.
Heather

Jane Farr said...

Splendid work Heather! The turquoise is beautiful, and the Art Nouveau design proves your talent knows no time-period boundaries!

Heather Victoria Held said...

Thanks Jane! The project has been very educational so far!
xo,
Heather

Joseph Chapman said...

Whoa, did you free-hand the symmetry in the Art Nouveau one instead of doing the tracing paper trick? And they're both lovely--happy Spring.

Heather Victoria Held said...

Hi Joseph,

Great to see you name in the comments list. Hope all is well. The outline of the art nouveau was an attempt at symmetry using tracing paper and lots of erasing. Symmetry and I are not good friends. I attempted to add roses and buds of colour throughout the design to make up for my lack of symmetry. And, when all else fails, pull some vines outside of the lines! Big learning experience for me.
Heather

pve design said...

Stunning!

Heather Victoria Held said...

Thanks pve design. I really enjoyed looking at the wonderful work on your website and blog. Thanks for visiting.

Heather