[Ha! I promise I’ll stop with the silly bee titles. Next time.]
I’m now into the part of the mosaic in progress where things can either turn out fantastic, or they can go horribly wrong. I have the main elements done, and I’m satisfied with them. Now…….
Step 1: make an unholy mess….
The jar of red tiles in the front – some Mexican smalti I forgot I had! They had been tucked away behind other jars. Mexican smalti is definitely different from the Italian. I’m hard pressed to explain why, but at least for the smalti that I have in my inventory – you could pour them out on a table and mix them up and I could pick out the Mexican smalti.
Step 2: start sticking glass to the substrate willy nilly……
Not entirely willy nilly – I am again using the background to attempt a bokeh effect, so there will be spots or areas of color that blend into each other.
Step 3: hold your breath….