makes for great art
as I found out in
Judy Wise and Stephanie Lee's class this summer
(they also have a wonderful book for those of you that missed the class).
Here are some pics of the beginning stages of these two pieces.
I first etched basic texture into the wet compound...
then tried to figure out what I saw in the compound
and added a bowl and pots with this nifty little sewing device.
anybody know what it's called -
used for tracing patterns I believe?
then I rubbed in some black acrylic
to get some instant lines.
time for an art break
after the on-line plaster class was over
a group of us who had only met on-line during the class
decided to have a party at my house and share our art endeavors.
check out the table above filled with our fun...
and meet my new friends
above is Jill's beautiful book and homemade case
and interior pages
and a plaster piece.
check out her blog to see "the kraken" - just gorgeous.
here is Jeanne's bounty of beauty
and her crackled plaster cat.
next is Melinda's adorable cat
and frescoed scene -
just love these colors!
ok the art field trip is over
and back to finishing my pieces.
thanks for guarding Matteo.
the next steps involved trying to pick out
the shapes I wanted and
then adding lots of paint layers,
rubbing them out,
etching in others,
adding buttons and paper
some stamping and gold leaf,
and finally putting them in the vintage frames I found for them.
think they will stay here until I hang them up.
On a different note,
would love prayers or good thoughts sent my son and daughter-in-law's way in New Jersey
as they wait for the storm to hit Saturday...
geesh they have had the weather.