Quickies project for this week involves gray shadows.
And a bird!
A primitive tray once used for peat pot starters.
Then a photo backdrop.
I had it propped up for a photo when I noticed the shadow of a crepe myrtle.
Decided it needed a wash of gray paint.
Ran in the house to grab a clip-on bird.
Kept moving him until he sat on the right branch.
A perfect shadow!
Lightly penciled around the shadow.
Painted with a darker gray.
Highlighted with a black Sharpie.
Mixed a black glaze.
REMEMBER: Only use a glaze AFTER coating your piece with several coats of varnish.
I used spray satin.
Dab the glaze on with a foam brush.
Wait a minute and begin carefully removing.
Do a section at a time trying to maintain the same look over all the surfaces.
The after - I think I might like it better as a wall hanging than a tray.
The glaze settled into the crevices.
After enjoying the gray shadows tray for a few days, I sent it over to the booth to find a new home.
Notice I refrained from any mention of Dark Shadows and Barnabas Collins.
Amaze Me Monday #186