Monday, May 10, 2010


Ok, guys, great comments- they must be answered.
Ummm, I don't know what will be on the inside of this last lady. The phrase captured spaces came to mind when I looking her over. Any place the wire makes a circle is most definitely a created space. Other spaces are implied by the winding path of the wire. And of course the door that open will reveal yet another captured place.

So if a birdcage captures a bird maybe that is appropriate for this hidden room. I'm thinking the mermaid may have to bide her time to be used later.

Cloisonne or enamel- anyone have a clue as to how to accomplish this on top of paper clay on something that can't really lay flat? I thought of using some sort of resin but it seems problematic. I may try to layer up some gesso. Eeek! What have I gotten myself into?

Any thoughts or suggestions? Seriously!


  1. I once saw someone make that faux cloisonne look with embossing powders- but I imagine you'd have to lay it flat to do it. I was also thinking maybe metallic paint in multiple layers- or the layers of gesso with metallic paint on top? I was also thinking something like diamond glaze- but again I'm thinking it would need to lay flat. I'm gonna keep thinking about it- hope you get more ideas and something sparks! Love the idea of putting the birdcage inside and the captured spaces theme!

  2. I'm wondering about doing a layer of paint. Then several layers of gesso with paint around the outside bleeding into the center...if that makes any sesnse- something to make it appear as if there's some depth. What's diamond glaze? Sounds interesting.

  3. Chris- I think that is a good idea- makes sense to me. Diamond Glaze is an adhesive that dries really glassy and shiny- which is what made me think of it for your project. Here's a link:

    I wonder if they still send out free samples- you should try it and see just for something fun to play with! I can't wait to see how it goes!!

  4. Thanks Kim, I will go to that link. Glassy, like the top of a very still pond....sounds like what I'm looking for!


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