Friday, June 8, 2012
Liar, liar, pants on fire
I lied. I still don’t have a picture of the finished damsel fly mosaic.
However, I have lots of pictures of the current project! *yay*
I got all the pieces of the clear glass shaped just the way I wanted them and laid them out on the wedi board. Then I cut a piece of clear contact paper for each wing. Peeling the back off the contact paper, I then stuck it to the wing to lift the pieces off in the same position.
After removing the wings, I then filled in the body of the bumblebee.
The undersides of the wings were then painted with Pebeo Vittrail glass paint in very thin washes. I did this while they were still attached to the contact paper. First I used a thin layer of pearl mixed with gold, then a thin layer of gold over the parts where the yellow of the bee’s body should show through, black where the black body shows, and a blue green where the background foliage shows through. Here are the wings painted:
The spaces between will be grouted in black to represent the intricate veins of the wings.