I'm working on the first layer of the hamsa pieces. I've decided to work on two pieces simultaneously and see where each leads. If one seems to be heading in a better direction, then I'll concentrate my efforts on that piece first for F.I.N.E.
I will be starting with the hand itself. Here I've outlined the hamsa hand on both pieces with blue glue gel (aka blue school glue). I used a detailer which is a small plastic squeeze bottle with a fine tip. The blue glue gel will act as a resist to keep the layers of paint and resist that follow within the boundaries of the hand shape. After focusing on the hand, I will move on to the other parts of the piece.
|Blue hamsa with blue glue gel outline|
|Orange hamsa with blue glue gel outline|
Next step will be to paint a wash of transparent fabric paint within the boundaries of the glue outline. I will try to post later today with photos.