Been one of those weeks- and I didn’t Blog at all here! But since I did have actual WORK on my Table Yesterday- I am going to work with it! (Even though today is CLEARLY Weds! You won’t tell will you?!)
This is for the “Hands On” Healers in the Wellness Collaborative where I have an office. This canvas shape really drew me, but then once I had the Chevron pattern on there (Modeling Paste and a template) with the purple- I was stuck for months!
Finally it came to me to use a hand- and the rest kind of flowed from there. It also helped me to start feeling it once I started covering up the bright purple/pink with layers of other paint. I used a Gelli Plate for the first “grungy” layer- after I painted the hand- and I also did a Burnt Umber “wash” and after that a Champagne “wash.” (I really like the bit of “shine” the champagne color gives it.)
Once I started adding the Split Peas for the border inside the hand- I knew I needed then on the outside too. Even mu Husband thought- YEP NOW it is coming together! I finger painted all the peas a dark purple to cover the green. I also used a glue gun to outline the hand- I wanted it to pop just a little more with everything else going on.
To finish it off I used Metallic- Rub Ons to add silver to the hand outline, the letters and a little touch of silver on the pea borders. I covered the whole thing in Glossy Modge-Podge and called it a day.
Thanks for looking! It was a lot of fun to finally feel the flow for this piece- after it sat on my shelf as a “background” for so long!
(Now if I could only figure out what to do with that piece that was on my table for the past two Tuesdays!!)