This is the bee panel partially done. In this photo I have gone over all my lines on the front side of the metal with the pointed stylus and begun adding some stippling with the tiny ball stylus to the background on the left side. This helps the image to pop up and be defined.In the next photo, the metal design is finished. The raised areas of the design are worked from the back side of the metal. On the bees wings and the leaves, I used a large ball shaped stylus to give extra dimension.
The tool kit from Walnut Hollow has a lot of different metal working tools to add texture and shaping to the metal. I have only used a few of the tools so far as I figure out how each one can be used. It is an awesome little kit with a ruler, scissors, two tool handles with multiple tips that screw into both ends and a couple plastic embossed border shape plates that metal can be burnished over with a paper stump. I like to make my own designs , so I haven’t used those, but they are nice patterns. All in all it is everything you would need to do some serious metal work.
March 3rd, 10 am Lecture/Trunk show: It's All in the Process, Making an award winning quilt and everything that can go wrong along the way. Meissner's Sewing, Sacramento, CA
April 21-23 Paint and Print-A-Palooza- 3 day workshop, Meissner's Sewing, Sacramento, CA
May 5-7 Prayer Flags- 1 day, and Paint and Print-A-Palooza- 2 day workshop, SLO Creative Studio, San Luis Obispo, CA
October 5-10 NZ National Quilt Symposium, Christchurch, NZ Painting Imagery with Textile Paints- 2 days Tea & Ephemera Paint & Print-A-Palooza Blessings in the Wind: Mixed-media prayer flags