Sunday, February 21, 2010
Under The Big Top - My Entry in the ABS February Challenge
I have had an idea about what I wanted to create for the ABS February challenge since seeing the painting which is the subject of the challenge on the ABS website.
The theme for February is based on Vestie Davis' painting, "Luna Park." I love this painting for its primitive folk art style and the bold use of red, my favorite color. I have had these images of vintage Circus advertising posters for awhile, but hadn't been able to think of a way to use them until I saw the painting.
I made the cylinder beads last night, and held my breath the whole time because the images were not the right size to use for this type bead. I added the little red "bead caps" in polymer clay, and then tackled the pendant.
I enhanced the polymer clay beads with hand-blown blue cobalt, matte glass round beads and faceted, red, Czech Glass rondelles with a half-Picasso finish, and Thai Silver end caps.