Wednesday, April 9, 2014
"The Magic of Christmas never ends"
First cut out strips of paper of different widths(I used at least 6 papers) then weave them to form a grid (now unfortunately you cannot see my weaving as I had a 6" x 8" photo), secure them to background patterned paper, and then apply Gesso all over the papers. You can see some of the original paper colours in the triangle shapes. This is a good way of softening your background. For me as I was wearing predominately pink so it bought the colours more into line. Below is a close up of the paper strips after Gesso applied and dried before adding embellishments.
The photograph was taken December, 2013 and it shows me beside my Christmas Tree. For years I just had a small tree that I decorated with my treasures collected from around the world but 2013 saw me purchase a bigger tree so more room now for this year to collect more decorations.
I like it and hope you do as well. Until I post again, Margaret.