Monday, April 10, 2017

Spring Fling - Day Two

Saturday was a busy day! We started out with a plain, heart-shaped paper mache box and an unfinished pine frame (made by Barb's brother).

We got busy painting, then sanding and distressing, then added briwax. In the photo below, the box has been treated with briwax; the frame hasn't been yet. Compare the frame in this photo and the next - huge difference!

We then glued a color photo of the original sampler to the top of the box.

After we were done painting and sanding and waxing, we made flower corsages for the top of the box. The flowers were dipped in wax, making them look like something right out of the twenties!

We will add a bow tomorrow.

Here's another photo of the sampler that inspired all of these projects from Blackbird.

And here are some of the pieces that Alma and Barb created using motifs from the sampler.

Barb and Alma like to use color photos of their stitched pieces, like the one in the frame and the one on top of the box.

Before closing out this post, let me share with you some of the show and tell that was displayed at the retreat. The participants were encouraged to bring their Blackbird Designs finishes. Lots of BBD fans in the room!

Stop back tomorrow for one more update!


Stasi said...

Wow--that's a lot of inspiration!

Marilyn said...

Looks like another fun day.

Khristine Doiron said...

Looks like so much fun!!