Transformations are my thing, but I think that is the nature of creativity. These very involved and detailed projects which I love to do are often comprised of many, many little projects. I have learned to go with the flow and forget about what each may involve. I have accepted that they are all part of the process.
These ribbons are my color scheme but they weren’t my intention at the start. I really didn’t have a plan.
On the other hand these coffee stirring sticks were part of my plan from the beginning. In fact, maybe I needed an excuse to use them and created this whole project on that basis!
It was a fairly straight forward process to turn them into a wood floor. Just the look I was going after and the fact that it turned out as planned was a nice bonus. That hardly ever happens.
I turned this piece of steel wire to make a decorative hanger. It was an experiment that resulted in very sore fingers. I learned something. I’ll wear gloves next time.
Another transformation involved this small brass lantern. Loved the shape but the color was a bit too polished and shiny for my project.
First I painted it with a copper paint.
Then I used that magical solution that creates a copper patina. It takes a bit of time but eventually,
I got an effect like this:
And here you see the lantern on the lantern hanger.
Next up: the interior of the tree stump. Yes, it was a tree stump. I’m relieved that it was fairly easy for you to guess!
Until next time,