Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Day 20 Glass Powder Sgraffito Challenge

More flowers for the today's challenge!  I chose an old photo that was taken at Cherry Blossom Festival in Atsugi Japan, 2005.  I tried to capture more depth this time, trying to establish some flowers in the foreground, middle and background.  I used my fingers to drizzle powder and then create the lumpy texture on the branch.  A q-tip was used to make the softer flowers in the background and a scraper from a scrathboard kit was used for the detailed flowers.  A wax carver's pointy tool made the centers and cleaned up some of the shading.

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Glass Powder Painting Sketch of Cherry Blossoms

This photo was taken when we had just moved out of the US for the first time and our daughter was 3.  So much has changed since then, but cherry blossoms always remind me that moments don't last very long.

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Cherry Blossom Photo