Map #5 was “drawn” yesterday..
I made these blue pieces in an excellent Jana Roberts Benson class at Fandango last May and promptly lost them in the chaos of my worktable. I was forced to clean the table so I could work in something larger than 4 square inches of dirty tile and I found them – about 5 inches from the work surface. It WAS that MESSY..
Anyway, I had made what I call a “left turn” in the class and started playing on my own with the “what ifs”. I was so intrigued with the little pieces I cured them, brought them home for further study and lost them in the table chaos.
They didn’t really get me excited, so I decided to change up the color palette to reds, which is not a normal palette for me. I changed my shapes as well. I like the heart shape here and I like the gold dots I added after curing.
When I started to clean up, I found this pile of thin pieces I had off to make some slices smaller so I added them to a backing sheet and used the heart cutter that was handy. I was so intrigued by these colors and textures that I sliced up the remaining portions of the sheets and used my favorite shape again. After curing, I even added more texture by randomly adding gloss glaze to some of the threads. I really kind of like these!
So here is the whole map: