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Shoreline, CT, United States
I would love for you to join me (a retired senior)in my zany crafting adventures with quilting (waaaaay too much fabric); scrapbooking (will I ever catch up?); redwork; counted cross stitch; crossword puzzles; reading; and cooking.

Monday, June 24, 2019

A ROSE IS A ROSE (DP)

                        I finished my "ROSES" diamond painting (dp) this morning...

It is a large square canvas "15 and 7/8ths by 15 and 7/8s"...

it took me a long time to finish, 
but I enjoyed every line of the  whole journey...

I find placing the little drills, one at a time (they have multi-placers
that you can use, but I prefer the one-at-a-time method)
really is calming...

If sleep deserts me during the night--I just sit and place in the 
hush and quiet...
and this eventually calms my beating heart.....


                                  See how sparkle-ey it is....;)))




On the whole, these drills (little diamond squares) were really good
quality; 
and the canvas was really sticky although 
there was one spot where they missed gluing--!! -- ack!!

But, I just used my Tombo Mono glue (from my scrapbooking
days) to attach about 8 little drills;  and they are fine...

As you can see from the enlarged photos--there are a few 
little gap areas that appear;
(some of the drills may have
been ever so slightly smaller than the rest)
but I know that when framed and viewed 
from a distance they will just
blend in....

I have discovered that, contrary to what I thought when I began this,
I really enjoy the square diamonds as much or maybe more 
than the round ones.  They give a satisfying little "snap" when you nestle 
them together...

When you use the rounds, a tiny part of the 
pre-colored canvas is left to show a bit--but again, once framed and
viewed from afar, this just merges with the drills...

And so I have "kitted up" my next painting; it is much smaller, but
just as lovely....

[Hey Barbara, I hope your kit arrives soon..]💕💓💓

Hugs to all on this steamy Monday--but the S U N is out YAY!!!
Julierose, La Blageuse (Paint with me-euse)

8 comments:

  1. So pretty! But we need a video! I cannot picture how yu set these tiny bits in place. [or how you even see them!?].

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  2. i wouldn't even notice the spaces in between. Gorgeous

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  3. So lovely! I can imagine that it is very soothing to do - just concentrating on one little piece at a time, and then in the end you have such a beautiful thing.

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  4. Your curved fabric pieces are so interesting. Can't wait to see what happes next.
    Meanwhile, isn't this pretty! I've never heard of this technique, so thanks for showing it.

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  5. Beautiful finish - the roses glow like crazy!

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  6. This picture is beautiful. It is amazing how a craft can calm you down and give you peace. I look forward to seeing the next one.

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  7. Beautiful red roses. Your DP hobby always turns out beautiful. Please keep us appraised.
    Hugs

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