How is everyone doing today? I am good and finally getting a new post up for all of you. I will apologize in advance though for the photos, they are not very good. I was in a hurry when I took them and it was already night time outside so the light in my brother's kitchen wasn't quite enough but anyhow...
So my sister-in-law turned 40 last year and as I was trying to figure out what to get her for her birthday (that wouldn't totally suck because turning 40 sucks...lol) a thought crossed my mind and one I knew I had to try immediately and quite honestly I LOVE the way it turned out.
I am by no means a MM artist yet...keyword being 'YET'...I will however at some point master the form to my own understanding of it and will in the process of practicing attempt any kind of idea that strikes my fancy. This project just happens to be one in a number of different attempts that I have made over the course of a year or so.
I started with a wood letter J that I picked up @ Target and then began my process with tissue paper first to add a layer of texture, then I added on the year of my sister-in-law's birthday with some heavy duty adhesive because I didn't want the numbers to fall off over the years. My next item to add on were the flowers. I used several different sizes but because my photos are poorly taken I didn't get the details documented like I would've liked. Once all of these pieces were adhered and completely dry the next step was to cover the entire piece with white gesso. I may have done two coats but I can not remember for sure. I let the entire piece dry overnight before I did anything else to it.
The final touch was adding the color sprays, my colors of choice are some of my favorites but more so my sister-in-laws favorites as well and being that this was for her I wanted it to be a piece she would enjoy for a long time to come. As a final touch I added on the Tim Holtz philosophy tag 'Journey' because ultimately that is what this life is right? A journey to find one's self no matter where you find yourself.
Thanks for stoppin' in!
Have a great day