Well, it’s not exactly from the very beginning. My boys have been making Lego movies using Windows Movie Maker and I decided to give movie making a try. This idea, of course, came to me well after I got started. Then I kept forgetting to take pictures. Once I got going, I had a hard time remembering to stop every few minutes to grab my camera. Plus, in AZ the paint dries super fast, so I have to work quickly.
I painted on red rosin paper, which you get at Home Depot. It’s used to protect floors during construction work indoors. It’s what we used in Lynn Parrella’s class. It only costs $9-$12 for a huge roll (500sqft)!! So, since I have so much of the stuff, I use it to protect my table too. You gesso the front, allow it to dry, and then gesso the back too. It makes a really nice material to work on. I have some blue tissue paper glued on with matte medium to give the paper more texture.
When I was done with the painting, I took it to my sewing machine and sewed around the house, window and flowers. It was really fun. I held up the painting to the window so you could see the stitches and light shining through the little holes.
Maybe my next video will be of me painting. Maybe…