The TIF paper mock up is going well. I started with watercolor paper and covered it with crumpled red tissue.
Then I drew a bunch of my celtic knots. I’m planning on doing these on black felt and using a variegated red thread in the middles.
Here’s the top half with a black braid around the edge and the triple spiral I did in paper and painted with metallic paints. I am planning on using copper shim for this. I haven’t distressed the lower portion as I had planned but will probably still do that.
Then I made some wonky celtic knots for the bottom portion and messed up the braid a bit. Nothing is currently glued down so I can move things about and change my mind. I also want to add some “stitching” to the background but I haven’t made my mind up about that yet. I’ll finish the paper mock up this weekend and then get down to work on the real thing!
And last, but certainly not least, here is a wonderful postcard from Annica. It is much more blue than it came out – I agree Annica, perhaps I should read the book about the camera as I am a bad photographer! Thanks so much, I love it.