Good Morning! Back again with another Tribe post for Gwen!
This morning's post is about shining bright and being the light.
Don't we all need a bit more light in our world?As I made my paper mache sun months back,I have no in process photos. I had put it aside,because once it was base painted,I decided on a another project I wanted to begin on.
so fickle we mixed media artists are!heeheeWhere I began was,adding more color to the centers of the sun,then brushing outward and blending colors as I went.
Next,out came one of Gwen's gorgeous stencils and of course one of my favorites~from the Decorative Collection ~ Decorative Medallion Stencil.
I mixed up a good size batch of light modeling paste and a blending of pink acrylics.Next I applied a thick layer of this through the stencil and put to the side to dry.
Here I have pulled out an assortment of Gwen's Going Global Turkmen Jewelry Parts to see which pieces I was inspired by and would end up using.
Back to the sun,I mixed up another batch of light modeling paste along with a lighter shade of pink acrylic paint and used the spires of the Decorative Medallion Stencil to stencil on as the edge of the sun's rays,again,leaving this to dry.
Once this was thoroughly dry,I used DecoArt's DuraClear Gloss Varnish over the whole side,leaving to dry overnight .
In between various coats,I printed out the graphic I was to use and and did some fussy cutting on it.
Next,I painted the Global Turkmen Jewelry parts I chose,using various shades of teal and turquoise. Then,I strung all of my charms together,spacing with glass beads in shades of turquoise and silver and then adding some of my favorites,Gwen's fabulous Glass Czeck Beads.
You may have seen these Czeck beads of Gwen's used before in some of my others creations,here and here as well as other Tribe posts.
For this piece,I used both the Beautiful Butterflies Glass Czech beads and the Fabulous Floral Glass Czeck beads.
After the clear coat was dry, I applied my graphic to the backside of the sun along with some printed words. And then also stenciled the same modeling paste on the suns rays as on the other side and let this dry. (When dry, I did add the gloss varnish to this side as well)
Lastly was to add my strung tails of Turkmen Jewelry Parts and Glass Czeck Beads.
And finally for the hanger I used Gwen's Warm base~Spice Market Silk Yarn from Gwen's Essentials-Darn Good Yarn Sample Packs
When the outdoor sun hits the gloss varnish on the stenciled parts,it looks just radiant!
This shine brightly sun traveled very carefully with me to the West coast to my son Lindsey and his gal,Hannah. I am pleased to say they love this and were thrilled to see us as well! heehee
There are a few tiny bells which tinkle ever so sweetly when a gentle breeze blows.
Thanks so very much for your visit and I hope I have inspired you to make something shiny and beautiful,or just be the light that shines!
Peace & Love
to you my dear friends,
Gwen's Products used:
from the DecorativeStencil Collection ~ Decorative Medallion Stencil
Other Products used:
DecoArt DuraClear Gloss Varnish
Sun/Moon Graphic purchased from Mike Deakin on Etsy
"Shine" sticker purchased from Maremi's Small Art on Etsy