I didn't expect to have another update up so soon - I swear I'm pacing myself. I swear.
I'm trying something new with this page. I wonder if, in the end, the effect of this might not be readily apparent. I'm trying some underpainting. I noticed last month that many of the bead journalists were using printed fabrics as their canvas, so I decided to try "printing" my canvas of interfacing as I go along.
I tried a variety of inks, markers, pencils and paint, but ended up deciding to use permanent markers - a bold move considering my penchant for changing my mind constantly. Anyway, Sharpie makes a bunch of colors, and I had a bucket of them in my office - here's a closer look at the piece:
The photos give a false sense of where this is going. The bead colors I'll be layering over the underpainting won't be the same; they might be complimentary or contrasting, depending on the effect I want to achieve. I'm really excited about the next stage in the beading; I can't wait to see what happens next!
BTW, I came across a curious fact: More people are born in the month of July than any other month, with October running a hot second. Cool, huh?