Monday, 16 June 2008
At last I am back crafting again.
There is an Asian Arch swap on Zuzu's forum which I am going to join in.
The backing for the above arch is genuine Indian material - I bought a very old skirt from a Charity Shop with a view to using the material - sometime!
I am fascinated with the different patterns you can get for henna hands. You can now buy patterns in 'prints' to go on your hand - not that I would of course.
The edging of the material had a faded gold pattern which I painted over with gold paint to bring it back to life.
I then painted the flowers on the backing material to mirror the flowers featured on the hands - and I painted the pattern at the point on the backing material to mirror the one on the arm, and the pattern of squiggles underneath
The little hanging glass squares came from a broken ballroom glitter ball, these I painted with alcohol ink and added the gold patterns - little mirrors are used a lot in Asian art.
It looks much brighter in real life and the gold glistens which is quite nice.