My days are not only filled playing with beads . I enjoy mixed media crafts just as much.
Crosses are currently my favourite theme and the above picture shows a project I started and completed yesterday.
The newspaper roses are my favourite to make.
Porcupine quills, twine, pieces of dyed
bamboo, a length of left over gold wire, a glass pebble, nuts and anise stars were used to create the
embellishments to be added to the two wooded crosses.
The larger cross was
painted with black craft paint , then white and while the paint was still wet, I
used a nail to draw pictures in the paint . On the dried paint I rubbed chalk pastels to add more dept.
Remember that your fingers are the most wonderful tools .
You cannot imagine how nice this art smells of anise . On the next project I
think to add cinnamon sticks and cloves too!
The smaller wooden cross was
just brushed lightly with a white watery craft paint.