|5/13 Copyright Diana Putnam|
Sometimes when I get started a piece just doesn't look as "finished" as I would like so I keep going.
I will need to look for a substrate for this design and I am contemplating the use of a cigar box which is a nice shape and size.... not to mention useful.
This piece consists of a lot of tiny buttons which I sell... and a mixture of brass and silver components. I am enjoying this swap a lot .. and have in mind to jazz it up a bit with the background....
I have found that laying out my design somewhere on a tray, magazine, table, etc. and beginning the design works well for me....and I find that as I go into the room where this particular piece is laid out I try something different, add to or take away an element, etc. until I feel that I have it the way I want it. I am sure that everyone is different when it comes to their "processing" a piece but I kinda like to plan it out. It helps for proportion of items to one another, color(s), a theme if none is provided, etc. I think I am just about ready to get busy and get this one together.... I will show a finshed photo at a later day.