Once the spray paint was dry, I started applying tsumami craft flowers to the canvas itself. This was probably the easiest part, as I had designed the stencil with positioning for tsumami craft flowers in mind. Since the canvas was coated with thick clear sealer, and the glue is water soluble, it was very easy to clean up any excess glue using a damp q-tip.
With great trepidation, I cut a hole into the canvas for the kanzashi to stick through. It took a bit to arrange the kanzashi so that it sat perfectly in the canvas, but after a bit of careful tugging and wire bending, I got it to fit pretty well. There is a bit of wrinkling around the hole where the kanzashi goes in and out, which gets covered up when the kanzashi is in place. But even if it isn’t, the flaws aren’t noticeable unless your eyes are super close to the canvas.
In the end, it didn’t need a piece of foam in back; it slides in flat. I ended up using a longer hair pin than I had originally intended, and the end of the pin slides in between the canvas and the wooden frame, holding it in place.
It’s very rare when a piece turns out pretty much exactly how I imagined it would, and this one truly did. Overall, I’m extremely pleased with how this piece turned out, and I’ve already started on the next piece in the collection. I’ve also created a page for The Pathos of Things so that there’s a clear place to see all the pieces together and keep track of my progress.
Anyhoo, that is about all I’ve got for this week. If you like this blog and want to help support it, consider buying me a coffee. Your support is greatly appreciated, and I hope that you check back again next week for more art, crafts, and creativity!
PS: The shop is going to be closed for a few months while I finish up some of these larger pieces and exhibition submissions. But, when I reopen I’ll have lots of new pieces available. 🙂