>Atypical Door


After working all week, last night was the first chance I had to begin my blue bus. So, the first thing I did was take my original drawing and re-size it on the computer. It measured only 7.5″ wide, which was not nearly large enough. I use Photoshop to re-size my images, and usually I just print them out. But, this piece is rather large, so I just traced it right from my computer screen in 2 different sections. Now, my re-sized image measures 35cm wide x 20 cm. tall (14″ wide x 8″ tall). It is 2″ wider than my beaded fire truck. (click to enlarge)

Then, I cut out the image, and traced around it on a piece of Pellon interfacing, which I also cut out. Then, I cut out the windows and door of the bus. I hope to make the door of the bus actually open and close, but I have no idea how to do that. It would be easy if it were a typical door, but the door on this bus slides back and forth…So, I’m not sure how to achieve that goal just yet. But, I won’t let that worry me. I will just keep moving forward. Next, I will cut out some felt pieces to stack up on top of the Pellon which should create dimension to the piece…

6 thoughts on “>Atypical Door

  1. >Hi Denise, thanks for your comment. I have not bought any beads for the bus, just yet. Don’t worry, I’ll post a pic of the beads I plan to use… I need to look through my bead stash first… And, for the fire truck, I believe that I used mostly size 11 seed beads, but 15’s for small areas and detailed parts.

  2. >Are you going to use 15’s? Didn’t you use 15’s for the fire truck also? I was having this discussion with someone and I thought you did. How about a picture of all the beads for the bus? Have you bought them yet? Oh the fun of a new project!!!! I’m so excited for you!!!Cheers, Denise

  3. >I didn’t realize that either bardouble29. Make’s me appreciate it even more!I think that’s mainly in beading works and paintings that are detailed. Great work! 🙂 *HUGS*

  4. >Hi LB, Looks like you are using the heavy duty, yet realtively soft pellon. That is a big bus kiddo and I hope, nay, am sure, you will solve the sliding door problem.

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