I was going to name this blog as being inspired by Vanessa Bell, but I’ve actually just copied one of her patterns….
I recently went to an exhibition of Vanessa Bell’s work at the Dulwich Picture Gallery.(It’s on until June so if you are able, it’s worth a visit – great cafe too!)
For many years I (along with many others!) have been incredibly interested by the group of people collectively known as The Bloomsbury Set. I’ve added a link if you’re interested…they are a fascinating lot.
I thought I’d decorate a box with pattern instead of my usual flowers. I was going to use her’s and then add to it, but when I looked at it this morning I decided that actually I like it as it is.
This box was already stained in grey and I like that too.
The frst thing I did was cover the lid with my
trusty silver paint marker pen.
Then before that was quite dry I drew on the purple diamonds with a Sharpie. I used two shades of purple.
With an orange marker I drew the lines… again the silver was not quite dry.
It all looked a bit pale so I left it, thinking that today I would ‘add’ something…but as I said, I reckon it looks great.
The markers have worked with the wet silver to create an interesting effect. So, that’s where I’m leaving it. I’ll varnish later.
Thanks for reading,