You’re probably wondering, where the beejeezus is Judy. She never writes, calls or sends flowers. Sorry, I’m here.. been a long stretch, but I have updates.
Anyway, I had two weeks off from work and it was nirvana, I tell you. But the funny thing was, I thought I was going to be up in the studio most of the time, but it never really worked out that way. Three of us got the flu and that set me back a week, daughter home from college, cooking, gathering.. and on and on. So, here I am almost 2 months later from starting my canvas…. Nuff of that… moving on now…
So, last time, I left you with the latest canvas I started. Click HERE to remember.
I took more still shots of my work, but not every single step in my progress. I got so caught up in the fun creative process. But, I have a surprise for you at the end of this blog.
Here we go…
So, here is the progress about 3/4 the way through.
I made some flower stems from fabric that I loaded up with gel medium and let them dry. Then ripped a lace-like tablecloth in a strip and diluted it with paint for the “grass” for the flowers. You’ll see in a minute.
I forgot to mention that I cut a necklace chain for the stem of the bottom flower. Bracelets for the ground of smaller flowers that were actually bobby pins.
Then I made my polymer clay leaves for the flowers. I must say, stamping into clay is so fun. In the center flower at the top of the canvas, I also stamped text into the leaves. I am loving that look. I may take a small portion of a larger rubber stamp and if I don’t particularly like the stamp anymore, I’ll cut the section off that I like. A small detailed scissors is great to cutting around a clay stamped image.
To see my tutorial on how I make my “Buttons ‘n bellishments, GO HERE. This shows you the button process, but can be used the same for embellishments.
Here are some final pictures, but at the end, I’ll take you through the process with a surprise.
On my wall….
.. and finally, what I have been working on all day… a short video of me going through my canvas. A few corrections on words I noticed I should have fixed, but I had already done the video once before, so I kept it in. It’s just me talkin it up with you. I hope you enjoy and would love some comments.
As always, thank you for stopping by and sharing this blog adventure with me.