Sunday, March 16, 2008

Adding Color to My Heart



Next, I sanded my heart to give it a rough finish. This helps the gesso to stick. I just used my fine steel wool on it. Then I painted the area I wanted to color with gesso.

After the gesso thoroughly dried, I lightly drew with my colored pencils the design I wanted. Then I brushed turpentine to let the colors "melt" into eachother. This step is stinky, so I had to be sure I had lots of ventilation. After the turpentine dried, I drew another layer of color with my pencils. Then more turpentine and dry time. I did this this over and over until the color looked good to me. For this pendant I put on 6 layers of color. You'll see the results close up tomorrow! Yes, I am a big tease. :-)

May your Monday be a pleasant memory, and may your Tuesday shine with God's love and guidance. Bless you all!

3 comments:

diane said...

Oohhhh, you are a tease tonight. You are having a little fun with us tonight Chris!
I pray you have a sound and restful night.

Denise said...

That is quite a process.... takes patience.... not sure I could do that....... I have a bit of an impatient side..... Hard to imagine that something that small has 6 layers of colors... I look forward to the pictures tomorrow.........

kansasrose said...

OHHH! This will be very special! You are so gifted! I love coming here to read and see what you are doing...you are a joy. :)