Is this not sublime?? This is the medieval image I am altering and beading for my July page for the 2007 Bead Journal Project. I finished painting and altering the figures today and ...... I love how it turned out!
Technique-wise, the image was copied onto cardstock and lacquered with a water and UV resistant spray like before. I'm going skip the felt backing this time and attach it straight onto Lacy's stiff stuff for stitching. It will make the whole piece harder and less flexible (bent cardstock is no fun!). The bodice of the angel is going to be this beaded embellished cross. You can tell where it goes because I left that whole area untreated (It covers most of her body). Then I need to add quite a bit more additional beading and decide on an edging treatment. I'm thinking swags of "pearls", golden stars and faux brocade. Stay tuned!
And look what was in my mailbox today! These lovely vintage button cards are from my vintage button card swap partners. Are they not divine? I love how unique each one is and how special everyone's vision was. Going clockwise from the left are: Speckled Egg, Jennifer Coniff, Michele Witchell, Doojies, and Patti Bradley. Thank you so much everyone! I will be tracking down each of your blogs, if possible, to thank each one of you personally. This was such a fantastically fun swap and a big thanks to Heather for hosting such a great swap!
I needed to wait for a repairman today so I wasn't able to leave the house or take my little guys back to the lavender farm, but hopefully by the end of this week :)