Â It's been a while since I've blogged on a regular basis.Â Life has thrown a few curves my way the last few months that knocked me flat, but I feel ready to start blogging again as it's something I enjoy doing.Â While thinking about possible topics, I remembered that I've been meaning to blog about my elephant bangle.Â Thought it would be fun to share my process from start to finish and here we go.
This wood bangle is the perfect canvas:
Here are some of my sketches.Â I cut a piece of paper the same height and circumference of the bangle and sketched the elephants on it to be sure they'd fit:
I taped the inside of the bangle with blue painters tape because I didn't want to get paint on the inside.Â At this point, I'm not sure if I'm going to leave it natural or paint something inside:
After that, I applied three coats of dark green acrylic paint:
The beginnings of a background with some subtle shading and highlights:
This bangle took me several months to complete and because I have a ton of photos of this project, I'll be posting them a few at a time in this series.Â At this point, I don't know how many posts that will be as I'm going through all the photos I have of the elephants and trying not to over do it by posting too many.
I hope you enjoy following along as I share a journey that gave me great joy to work on and to eventually finish.Â