Oh Lord, y'all... Monday was REALLY a Monday around here. It flat out sucked. Rain, snow, snow... rain. Grouchy people, glitches at work... more grouchy people. Let's just say... I'm glad the bad day over early in the week... leaves lots of great times waiting for the weekend... right?
Ok... let's move on to brighter things. Really bright and colorful things. Remember the bracelet from not long ago?
I really like this bracelet. It's light weight, it's colorful, it's art. I can wear my art on my wrist... love that! They take a bit of effort to make, and a good while to dry... but when I made the one in the photo above I made a few of the blanks so I could play with them later.
I played with a few of them this weekend.
How is that for a little bit-o-color? The one on the far left is the original bracelet I made... then I added a bracelet with my doodles on it... but check out those poppies.
Oh, I like these poppies. Look at that text showing through, isn't it great?! The doodles aren't bad either, huh?
The backgrounds of the ones I did with poppies on them
were painted a bright blue first, and the green added after that. The
insides of the bracelets were painted orange, and when that dried a
layer of very bright hot pink was added. The pink paint is kinda
strange, it's almost transparent, so over the orange it gives a very
unique finish. Where it deposits thicker you have more pink, where it
is thinner you have a brighter orange. Love it!
This is the widest of the three I created like this at a bit over 2 inches. That really gave me room to play with the design. The finish on it is supposed to be a satin polyacrylic, and it seems a bit glossy to me. (I have a can of the gloss...can't wait to see how shiny that is.) I'm going to have to see if I can find a matte I think.
What do you guys think of it?