Tuesday, February 5, 2013

ABC Wednesday - D is for Diagonal


This week   D is the focus at ABC Wednesday.

Continuing on creating an ATC for each letter, I chose to focus on:

D is for Diagonal

I decided to create a card with strips of paper created from my gelli plate prints.



I then used some scraps to create another card - X marks the spot.



Here is a description of diagonal lines from here:


"Diagonal lines suggest a feeling of movement or direction. Since objects in a diagonal position are unstable in relation to gravity, being neither vertical nor horizontal, they are either about to fall, or are already in motion, as is certainly the case for this group of dancers. In a two dimensional composition diagonal lines are also used to indicate depth, an illusion of perspective that pulls the viewer into the picture-creating an illusion of a space that one could move about within. Thus if a feeling of movement or speed is desired, or a feeling of activity, diagonal lines can be used."

Be sure to check out the way others around the world look at D  here.

8 comments:

Roger Owen Green said...

those diagonals give DIRECTION!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Crafty Gardener said...

I'm sure that is a nice card.
Visiting from ABC Wednesday, where I sharing Dianthus for D at craftygardener.ca

Chubskulit Rose said...

Crafty!

Discover
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

Reader Wil said...

Thanks for your diagonal movements! Very well done and original!
Wil,ABCW Team.

Lady In Read said...

original, and clever! diagonal lines do create a sense of movement..

Berowne said...

Your work shows a certain bias. :-)

Leslie: said...

Ah Bev...such divine decoration!

Leslie
abcw team

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