Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Basket Case

So it's been almost a year since I posted. Leave them wanting more... isn't that a saying? No excuse except that life happened and swept me up in its tide. :)

I wanted to post a new project because the process of completing these baskets has sparked a new creative obsession in my soul. Color! Organization! Together! 

The process is as simple as pulling out your craft paint and a short bristle brush, and highlighting with color the natural patterns created by a woven basket. I did these parked in front of my computer while catching up on Game of Thrones. Fun! Easy! Together! 

My favorite is the stair-step diagonal pattern of the smaller basket. Just pick any section to start, and "move up and to the right" or "down and to the left" to create the stairs. Each basket will reveal it's own cool pattern.

Use one coat for a washed-out look, and 2-3 for a more saturated hue. 

It doesn't have to be perfect. Let the natural beauty of the weave shows through.