Tuesday, November 3, 2009


There's nothing I hate worse than having to start a project over, but that is exactly what I did yesterday. There was no reason for it either, because I had cut plenty of rosin paper and had lots of book pages, gesso, and glue.

I could have cut the pattern smaller, but this one was such a chore to draw, I didn't want to have to start it over, too.

Before I started the rework portion of my day, I found these dried hand wipes that my friend Sally gave me. I pulled them out of their package and wet them ever so slightly. I used the color mist "Jewels" that I am not crazy about, hoping I'll empty the bottles soon. As dark as they were when they were wet, they were equally as light when they dried. Still not in love with them, but they colored the hand wipes well and will make some lovely backgrounds, probably about the time Easter rolls around! At least it got my mind off rework or starting over, if for no more than a few minutes.

Measure twice, cut once. Or measure both sides, cut once.

In this photo I have started gluing book pages to a new piece of rosin paper.

Now comes the next step in the prep work. For this, I used UHU's non-permanent glue roller to hold the template in place.

I'm keeping the rest of this project under wraps until I finish it. Needless to say, it took me all day, with only one break to work on and take the photos below. I'll be working on it for several days, so I'll show bits and pieces of it as I go.

Originally I was going to try to alter some real postcards, but I didn't realize how much writing was on the back (or address side) of each postcard. So I began by gluing two layers of heavy card stock together and allowing them to dry. Then I painted the first side with gesso, shown here, then the second side. When dry, I placed them in a heavy book. This is going to take awhile.

While taking a break from my other project, I painted one side of these cards. I left one white to show that weighing them down with a heavy book will take the curl out.

This is today's sneak peek at my project from yesterday.

2 thoughtful remarks:

Dianne said...

I admire how you seem to get art work in every day, even if not finishing it...progress is the key!

Christine said...

This looks exciting :-) (such a lovely green).