Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Mandala Wall Art

About 3 weeks ago I was contacted through my Etsy shop about making one of my polymer clay mandalas. Now, most of my work is small scale. I like to start and finish a project within a short amount of time. That way I can move on to my next project. But I was asked if I could do something bigger. Of course I can (have I ever said no?!)

And so it began. The customer not only wanted it bigger, she also wanted it to be domed. Hum, that got me thinking....what could I use as a base that was round, about 10" across, oven proof, and domed. Think, think, think......I think I'll go to the thrift store and have a look around.

 An old pot lid should do the trick! A few turns of a screw and the handle is off.

I was given the color scheme and made a few canes.
Next step, covering the entire lid with a pale, off-white and then starting in the center with a design.
Nope, not enough negative space. Time for a do over.
Nope, wrong shade of green. Try again.

Making progress.

A few more changes.

Finished!

After about 3 weeks, many e-mails back and forth and lots of changes I was able to create something that both the customer and I were happy with. I hope it adds an interesting and colorful element to her bathroom wall. Something that will be enjoyed for many years! 

7 comments:

  1. That turned out beautifully. I'd never have guessed it was a pot lid.

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    1. Thank you, Katie. I was hoping it wouldn't be obvious.

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  2. I was wondering what it was going to be and how big it was as I was watching the progress !!! Turned out beautiful, as always...

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    1. Thanks. Yeah, it's hard to tell the size just from a picture.

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  4. WOW Kathy ... amazing work and very creative use of the lid! <3

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