This week’s project for Make Art That Sells was for “party paper”. Paper plates, napkins, cups, stuff for parties. This was my fave project too. The theme was “flora”. I decided to aim for a folky feel (but of course!).

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I ended up using a combination of some older and newer floral sketches.

© Mary Tanana 2014I started with the most complicated piece, the plate.

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Then I went a bit crazy on the napkin. I just couldn’t help myself, haha!

© Mary Tanana 2014

I took the little flower motifs and arranged them into rows for the cup with a distressed background. I think I’m going to rework the cup a bit, maybe just put one flower on it with a border.

Doing the mock-ups was so much fun!

© Mary Tanana 2014Here is the whole collection! I named it “Garden Party” but I want to develop this group a bit more and give it a snazzier name.

This was the last week of my e-course. I still have to go back and work on the baby apparel project that I never finished. I hope to post about that after the Thanksgiving holiday.

To see the other parts to this series, click on the links below

Part 1…..Part 2…..Part 3

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