Sunday, August 1, 2010

GIVE THANKS...

I finished my latest piece, titled GIVE THANKS!
It was so much fun to do this one because I was able to use some of the craft yard sale finds that I bought a few posts ago!
I tilted the painting a bit so you could see the shine of the gold...
I put little coppery-gold beads from my previous yard sale finds at the base of her dress. This burner was in the box with the wood burning set.  At first I wasn't sure what it was used for, as it's originally used to keep coffee warm.  I put the little metal cup that was also in the box on it and used just a few pellets of the beeswax that was a part of my yard sale find...it melted it perfectly!  I thought maybe this is the poor-mans version of an encaustic wax melting pallet!  Then I spread the wax along the bottom of the painting and used my wood burning tool, attached the letter tips and burned into the wax. Luckily I had two wood burning tools in the box...it took a little while for them to cool down enough to put the next letters that I needed in the stylus.  She thought of everything!
I then went over the letters with gold paint and painted over the whole wax area with brown.
I really love how it turned out!
This was my inspiration piece...she spoke to me and said "paint me!".

8 comments:

Joji said...

This is so sweet. I am still jealous about that yard sale.I can see you are going to get many ideas from those wonderful finds.

risa said...

Very sweet piece...thanks for sharing your process...I love that!

Jacqueline said...

Dearest lori, this new painting is gorgous!! So sweet and lovely. I adore reading your process ~ thanks so much for sharing! Have a lovely merry happy sunday and love to yoU!

jacqueline
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Studio JRU said...

Wow... it is just beautiful! I love how you incorporated the wax. Gorgeous! :)

~Jennifer

kecia said...

nice job Lori - fun idea to work off the inspirational angel!

p.s. your close enough to go to Artfest!

Elizabeth GLZ said...

Lovely painting. Thank you for sharing your creative process. Thank you so much for your comment on my Forgiveness Post. I feel your support. So happy for all these new conenctions! Keep enjoying the Ride!

Diane said...

Lori, what a great post. Loved how you explained the process of creating this special piece--she's wonderful!

sonyamacdesigns said...

Yes, Give Thanks is beautiful