Tuesday, August 7, 2012

work in progress - complete!

 Almost done!  Added the bird, the hearts, the words and some small doodles in the lower left corner.

My next step was to add some beeswax!  I hadn't used beeswax prior to doing this last week.  I liked the way it made her face look a little more like part of a painting rather than a separate piece of paper I glued down to the canvas.  If I were to do it over again, I probably would have purchased a melting pot from Ranger Ind. and a natural bristle brush of some sort instead of a quilting iron since it seemed like forever to put the little pellets of wax down & then wait for the wax to melt using such a small iron rather than brushing it on.  Oh well :)  After applying the wax, I went over it with my heat tool.  That seemed to smooth things out a tiny bit. 

The kid didn't want me to put beeswax on it.  I guess it sounded like a weird idea.  It was indeed strange.    She's still wanting this piece for her room, so I guess it didn't put her off that much :)

Question for you:
What have you been working on lately? I'd love to see or hear about what you've done or made.  Please share a link to something you made recently, be it at your blog, Etsy shop, Flickr, Facebook or wherever.