Sunday, March 29, 2009

I Finally Made Something Else for the Gluable Challenge - Rectangular Frame

Finally, a sunny day! Got out the MagicGlos and one of my Rings & Things Gluable Challenge frames.

I used the Rectangular frame (Stock#: 49-440-0 Approx. 52x13mm rectangle brass picture-frame charms, 3.5-3.8 inner diameter loop. 1.3-1.7mm thick. Fits 48x9mm image. Back is textured.)

I cut out a piece of the label from my favorite drink, Arizona Diet Green Tea, and glued it to the frame with Mod Podge, smoothed to remove air bubbles underneath. Then I took some 26 gauge brass wire, bent it around the picture, hammered it lightly and set on top of the picture. The reason for the wire is that I plan to use cloisonne beads in the necklace, so now the picture has a cloisonne-like look, too.

Coated it with a thin layer of MagicGlos, took it outside. Learned how quickly Magic Glos sets in sunlight, had to sand with a fine grit sandpaper under water to remove the lump I created, put another coat of MagicGlos on. Needs work, but it's a start. (click to enlarge for detail)

Thanks to Carmi's Art/Life World blog for her post about using MagicGlos - gave me the nudge I needed.

One of the Twitter-folk I follow, mySA_beading, mentioned a contest - Step by Step Beads Colorworks Challenge.

Enter the first Colorworks Challenge!

Tertiary Colors

The orange-purple-green tertiary triad presents a challenge of bold and striking contrasts. Create a piece of bead jewelry (or a bead in any medium: polymer, beads, glass, etc.) using the triad from the color wheel. Black, white, or clear are welcome, but the predominant colors must be the orange-purple-green triad (any shades of those colors).

As it happens, I'd begun work some time ago on a strung piece using those colors and copper. I won't show the whole piece, just in case I decide to enter, but here's a bit of it:

The workspace is a wreck, so I'm going to listen to City Arts and Lectures with Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen as I tidy up.

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Blogger JustATish said...

Woman - that is just sick! I LOVE IT!

March 29, 2009 at 3:32 PM  
Blogger Dawno said...

Thanks - I think - "just sick", that's good, right? :-)

March 29, 2009 at 3:41 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

WOW, I gotta tell you, that was worth the wait!! :)

That picture is perfectly suited for that frame and I love the added wire. GORGEOUS!! Did you plan it out or did it just come to you in one fell swoop? Just curious!

March 29, 2009 at 7:18 PM  
Blogger Dawno said...

A little planning, a lot of swoop :-) I wanted to use the Arizona Tea picture and once it was glued on it looked too plain, that's when I decided on the wire. Still trying to figure out what to hang it on.

March 29, 2009 at 7:52 PM  
Blogger Dave Robertson said...

Faux cloisonne is a hit. BTW "sick" is a compliment :) I remember the first time I heard someone use the word that way (NYC 1988)...I must have done a triple take, my neck hurt!

at Rings & Things

March 30, 2009 at 8:24 AM  
Blogger JustATish said...

now you are "dating" me Dave :) thanks!

March 30, 2009 at 2:42 PM  
Blogger Dawno said...

Tish, at least you're not carbon-dated, like me! ;-)

March 30, 2009 at 3:21 PM  

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