With the cleaning of my studio and my new parameters of working on only 4 things at one time, I made these little projects one of the four things I have going at any given point. So, when something is baking or drying or I am stumped I always have something else to turn my attention but, my attention doesn't spread so wide as to lose focus.
I call this one the House of the Rising Sun. The board has old dictionary pages adhered with matte medium and overpainted with acrylics, metallic wash, gold dry brush and acrylic sealer. The Sun is an old button with the shank cut off. I think the rest is pretty self explanatory. Again, this is 8" X 8" in size.
My third mosaic so far was born from a collection of similarly themed rubber stamps. I liked the way they looked together and decided to go for a spring look. Jewel tones, flowers and ferns and a dragonfly help me hang on to the thought of spring as I watch the dull grey landscape waiting for some warm weather. The background board was painted with two colors of blue and purple, washed with metallic purple in several layers and then I used a stencil and a toothbrush with some metallic paint to "spring" it up a bit. I also sealed it with acrylic sealer. It's nice to use some of my stash and I have a bunch of ideas for the other 6 boards. Stay tuned for what comes next and thanks for visiting.