11th Sep 2008
Here are four more postcards, since the jury of the Art Center at Fuller Lodge accepted the three below and will be selling them! I’m very happy about this, and the possibility of also participating in their “Affordable Art Sale” for the holidays.
I’m experimenting with scanning these smaller pieces rather than photographing them, which is giving a much more realistic representation of the colors, but not as much sparkle on the bead accents. The “bubble” beads on this fish are matte, but the ones on the eye are shiny.
A red crane:
I have a new edge technique after the last ones — a double pass of my serger with a three-thread overlock hem stitch, once with the right side up and the second time with the wrong side up to fill it in. The corners aren’t as perfect as I would like them to be, but I’m working on them.
A yellow crane:
This one has a quilted background, instead of any beading accents, because I wanted to sink the blue fabric down a bit. I like how it turned out.
And finally, a blue crane:
I love these colors, but the crane didn’t really pop out of the purple until I added the bugle beads along the border. Now I’m happy with it.