So lately I've been thinking...I've been doing a whole lot of thinking, got all kinds of creative thoughts floating around in my head. They won't stop, and when I get like this (which is most of the time, LOL) I start writing ideas down on paper. I jot and sketch and work things out. And when I get in a blind spot I look around, at magazines, online, my surroundings and draw inspiration from them.
After I think and jot and gather inspiration I start making, then I stop and think some more and hopefully finish a poject before the next wave takes me in a different direction.
What is your creative process?
Last weekend I was playing with stained glass. My plan was to put an edge on this mirror and add rub-ons and pretty flowers, but I forgot to rinse the flux off the mirror after I was done and when I came back to finish it the next day it had some wonderful rust looking spots showing through the mirror. I had seen this done with oven cleaner and thought I probably wouldn't try that because oven cleaner is just so nasty. But this is doable. So I brushed on more flux and left it, then scraped a little bit, added more flux, let it sit and scraped some more. After I removed as much of the mirror surface as I wanted I rinsed the mirror and dried it, brushed gel medium over the back and added a page from an old German book. I like the way it shows through, then I added a rub-on and an image from a Sears catalog. I think it may need a little something extra to beef it up but that is just part of my process, I could find the perfect thing tomorrow or next year. We'll see how it goes.
Hope you have a great day!