Really, I need suggestions on how to attach this piece of copper. What would a mixed media artist use to attach this, is the question I posed to myself. I really don't want to use thread...I thought about copper jewelry wire but I'm not sure how strong it is...would it snap or break? I thought about stringing the charcoal beads and using them to intertwine throughout the copper circle and it would also secure them down using fishing line.
I didn't go with the black lines, instead I pulled the colours at the top into the bottom using thread and then will pull the charcoal into the top with the tiny beads.
I want to make 10 of these before the end of May. These are small, 6"x12" simple designs and exercises in colour combinations. I like the size and the design and after flipping through old sketch books I saw several of quick sketches just like it...here is even a postcard I made in 2006 with pretty much the same design. I called it House of Peace.
I'm also still uncertain how I'm going to finish the edges. the canvas is to stiff and thick to roll back using a facing and I do not want to zig-zag...if I did a satin stitch I would want perfect matching thread for the charcoal and the coppery coloured top half. What if I mounted it on foamcore and then used heavy weight card stock to cover the edges???? I even thought about mounting them on stretched canvas and either using rice paste glue or Y.E.S. glue or a permanent spray adhesive to attach it to the canvas?
Since I declared Wednesday that I'm getting back on the good foot and shaking off the funk, I've spent 6.5 hours at my workshop. I did bring somethings to work on while I'm home just in case I do not make it back tomorrow. On weekends I have to have flexibility since my guys, youngest son and adorable partner, are out of school and off from work. But I'll be back at the gym tomorrow and am looking forward to it (I can't remember ever feeling like that before...I use to look forward to jazzercise because my sister and I would stop afterwards and get ice cream that was next door to jazzercise).