I’m so tickled with how this came out!
Last Saturday, I spent the day running a zillion errands; one of my stops was at Savers, where I found a set of three nesting stainless steel bowls, perfect for use as forms for paper mache. I’m starting with the middle-sized one, which yields a bowl slightly larger than my previous ones; here’s the first bowl drying out on the balcony:
Not terribly exciting to look at, but I’m excited to have some variety in sizes to play with. 🙂
Here’s the Paint & Stitch bowl, decorated and in the progress of being varnished:
The stitching fiber will be black. Not entirely sure how I’ll finish the fiber portion; I didn’t plan the holes carefully enough, so some finagling will be involved in that department. I’m really curious how it will turn out, now!
I’m contemplating doing a mixed-media piece, to combine my two favorites — papier mache and lampwork beads. Perhaps this weekend I’ll dig through my collection of beads, and see what I’ve got in a size that complements the current bowl-in-progress…
I’m learning how to integrate all of my online presences into a whole — now when I post a new item to Etsy, I can use their built-in widget to tweet about it, and the tweet will not only show up on Twitter, but also automatically post to the sidebar here on the blog. As my friend Traci would say, cool beans! If I could only get the Facebook widget to properly pick up the tweets as well, I’d be all set (there’s a flaw in the API that lets you post to a FB Page rather than to your personal FB Timeline — they’re working on it, but for the time being, no joy).