Art Bead Scene Challenge

The inspiration painting over at Art Bead Scene this month was ‘Amapolas’, 1913 by Edward Julius Detmold.

Amapolas-News of spring and other nature studies 1917

I have to admit that I wasn’t instantly inspired by the colours in this painting, but I love butterflies and flowers so I really wanted to play along and try to create something.

I’m loving everything about Vintaj Arte Metal at the moment, and I’d bought this Summer Azure butterfly a while ago…I thought the grey/black tones would fit in perfectly with the darker colours in the challenge painting!

Poppy Bracelet 6

My next job was to rummage through my bead stash for something coral-y or    orange-y…nothing there at all.  I clearly have an issue with orange…it’s not a colour I can wear because it clashes with my skin tone, and I don’t think I’ve ever made anything orange either…shame on me!

Thank goodness for Brandi Hussey and her wonderful-as-ever colour palette…there were pinks and purples and pinky reds in there too, I have lots of those colours!

So I gathered together all the bits I could find which would fit in with as many of the colours in the palette as possible (except orange or any distant relatives of orange), and began to piece them together.

Poppy Bracelet 4

I made my poppy out of polymer clay and painted it…I wanted to create a washed-out watercolour effect similar to the poppies in the painting.

Poppy Bracelet 7

And here’s my finished bracelet!

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