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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Art Potpourri: Bead Journal Project Angels & Buttons

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 :)

11 comments:

Mary Timme said...

What a great package. Fun stuff and I'm looking forward to the rest of the lavender.

freebird said...

It will be interesting to see how you do this page compared to your other page. The cross will be one big difference. How do you attach the card to the felt or Lacy's Stiff Stuff, with regular glue, iron on adhesive?

KV said...

I love your mixed media approach to these journal pages. Can't wait to see the finished product.


Kathy V in NM

Gracie said...

Woo how pretty! I love the vintage button cards.

You should definitely make your own 101 lists. It gives me some focus and that's always good. I hope you do make one.

And Harry Potter the last book comes out tomorrow!! Eep I won't be reading it until Monday probably. Sigh

Robin said...

I also like your mixed media approach, and am looking forward to seeing July's page completed! Would it be possible to show a before-altering image of the medieval picture?

Judi D said...

Looking forward to seeing it completed.

ACey said...

I am really enjoying the techniques you chose. Think the paintings you have selected are both appealing and dream inducing.

Vicki said...

Ooh La La! What a delicious image! Yes, I'd love to see the before as well.

vivage said...

Oh pretty and very intriguing. Love your work, scrumptious pages full of stuff I want to touch. Can't wait to see how this evolves.

Gracie said...

Hey! Thanks for the comments. The little envelopes are able to be shut. I haven't glued the little flap down.

Ahh thanks for the recommendation of the movie. Sounds good. I will definitely check it out.

I guess with the list you can leave some blank. As I know some people didn't have complete lists. Or leave them blank near the end maybe.

I haven't read the new Harry Potter yet but hopefully tomorrow =)

tongue in cheek said...

Bejeweled is a jewel!