Friday, July 8, 2011
Yes...I have too many bowls (I am still hoping that YartBowl will help) but I got an idea the other night and just went with it.
I was trying to see what would happen with gel medium on a balloon - and ended up adding interference paint - the overall gel was too thin. But I let it all dry and then popped the balloon - and the gel first shriveled into a tiny ball - it was so odd. I coached it back into a shape, and blew up a balloon inside the gel - which again took on a bowl shape ( is this clear or way confusing?)
Then I said...what now? Buttons caught my eye and I was off.
I have hundreds of white buttons - some with thread, some without. All shades of white, and some new and some old. I started gelling them to the outside of the gel bowl. and kept going and going.
The inside is still gel and interference paint and while a bit crinkled it's sort of creamy and oyster shell reminder. Plus the overall bowl is soft...you can fold it up a bit. Why you'd want to do this I don't know but this is how it all worked out.
Then I trimmed around the buttons (more to do) and then I basically considered it done.
So - that is my button bowl. I'd love to see if filled with hundreds of blue buttons - wouldn't that be something?
Posted by Mim at 2:42 PM