Finally, life is settling a bit, the monkeys have left my back and I'm ready to work again with Mrs. Rose.
It's been too long.
I've take some time to re-acquaint and mock up a quick outline sketch of where I need to go next. I'm planning to make a rose bower on the block...
A climbing rose that clings to the wall and that has three-dimensions so that it hangs out over the mirror and Mrs. Rose.
A bower provides shelter and protection in garden. Not normally in a nursing home...the bower signifies how the gift of Mrs. Rose transformed her environment from a cold, stark nursing facility into a beautiful, sheltering space.
I've thought about which techniques might work and I've decided to mock up two different scenarios. One is a modified stumpwork scenario and the other is an attempt at miniature millinery.
I'm going to give the mini millinery a try first.
Since the scale of the roses are 1/2" or so...I'm not quite sure I can make it work. Same is true for the stumpwork idea. The smallest stumpwork flowers I've ever made were about 1".
So let the experimenting begin.
First thing I want to do is figure out which paint works best on the silk. So far, I'm liking the Setasilk the most but I'm going to reserve judgement until I actually work the silk into flowers.
I'm not worried about color just yet. Just trying to figure out which paint/silk combination will handle the best.
Off to keep working. I'll let you know what happens next time.