This is what I’ve got so far for my background. I’ve got a few plans for this and if thinks work out, you will be seeing more of it soon.
I’ve also started working on this other idea that was inspired by a project in Kelly Rae Roberts book Taking Flight. I made several hearts from plaster. In her book she makes a small heart using floral foam and plaster. I tried this method and was semi-happy with the results.
Then I made a form from bubble wrap (I have a ton of it still from moving) and the results were a little closer to what I was looking for.
Then I had some strips left over so I tried making a heart from just the strips, I like this one the most, but I know it won’t work for the project I have in mind .
So, what I learned is I need to explore a few other ideas for making forms. I am thinking I need to get some wire, and make shapes out of that to apply plaster strips to. I like the way these look. Now I need to figure out how I will attach them to a canvas.
I’m excited about trying these style hearts with wire, because if that works out, I should be able to build a bird form. I haven’t tried making a bird yet, because I am not sure any of these methods will work very well.