Goal: To create one piece of art each day for 365 consecutive days
I happily dug into my stash of Sierra Nevada paper coasters, again, to create day 71′s work. To begin the piece, I taped the coasters together, similar to day 48. I’m a fan of this process for a few reasons:
1. When you lay the finished squares together, you see a larger work
2. Each individual square is its own little work of art
3. I really, for some odd reason, like the leftover marks from where I pull the tape off.
This coaster making go-round, I opted for a bright pink and orange color palette. Using my trusty ink pen I drew some foliage, and added a smidge of green to complete the piece. I really dig the work and think beer pints are going to feel right at home on these bold little guys.
On a somewhat separate note, I found out that coating the coasters with varnish is a great way to make them last. So I am making a bunch of new sets, which I’ll have to share when I get finished. I’m also starting to make prints of the originals. The slideshow has an example of one of the prints on a ceramic coaster tile – although it’s a wee bit hard to see w/the glass on top of it…
piece available for sale at https://www.etsy.com/listing/103992812/pinks-and-oranges-mixed-media-originals
Coasters using prints of this design also available https://www.etsy.com/listing/103999594/pinks-and-oranges-printed-coasters