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!