Painting the Elephant Bangle - Part 7

Painting the Elephant Bangle - Part 7

Published On: 09-09-2013 05:51am

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The last installment of Painting the Elephant Bangle had the outside of the bangle pretty much completed except for a little touch-up here and there.  This is where we left it - notice the blue painters tape is still on the inside of the bangle:


I originally put the tape there because at the time I thought I might leave the inside natural wood and didn't want to get paint all over it.  The tape has now been removed and I have an idea!




My thought is that the inside will depict the end of the day for the forest group.  After a day of foraging, the family is heading home to bed down for the night.  Here are my sketches:



The sketches are really primitive and the photos aren't very good, but hopefully good enough to give you the idea of how I want to proceed.  After putting them on paper, I sketched them onto the inside of the bangle, to be sure they'd fit:




Happily, they fit with a bit of room to spare.

Next up - time to start painting the inside of the bangle - stay tuned!

If you'd like to see the previous installments, please click on the links below:

Painting the Elephant Bangle - Part 1
Painting the Elephant Bangle - Part 2
Painting the Elephant Bangle - Part 3
Painting the Elephant Bangle - Part 4
Painting the Elephant Bangle - Part 5
Painting the Elephant Bangle - Part 6

As always, thanks for looking and if you want to make my day, please leave a comment!

Reader's Comments

By Guest on 11/03/2013 @ 09:38pm

Been meaning to post a comment on your blog Dawn as I too have been closely following the elephant bangle. Wow! Just gorgeous work and detail now on the inside as well- not an easy feat I am sure! So fun to follow this. Margaret.

By ShanghaiTai on 10/07/2013 @ 03:12am

That is gorgeous! You are very talented.

By DesertCreations on 09/22/2013 @ 08:15am

You amaze me. I have been following this from the beginning and LOVE every detail you have added :) I am amazed you can paint inside the bangle!!!

By PolkadotOrchid on 09/18/2013 @ 09:52pm

I'm surprised you can draw and paint so well on the inside of the bangle. I love the thought you've put into this piece - it's amazing!

By Wyverndesigns on 09/13/2013 @ 10:17pm

The bracelet is truly amazing! What a talent.

By JewelryArtByDawn on 09/11/2013 @ 05:00am

Thank you all so much! You're right that it was very difficult to sketch inside the bangle. I had to go in from the top and bottom at very awkward angles at times. Wait til you see the brushes! It's also true that painting the bracelet gave me great pleasure (it was sort of sad to realize it was finished). But, it also felt great to finish it as there were many times I thought it was going to kick my butt!

By craftingmemories on 09/11/2013 @ 01:32am

I can hardly wait to see it completet. The inside of the bracelet is going to be so cute.

By PebblesatmyFeet on 09/10/2013 @ 03:11pm

I love your idea of painting another scene on the inside of the bracelet. The sketch is brilliant. The elephant bangle must feel like your precious child at this point. I have so enjoyed reading each installment.

By Readesigns on 09/10/2013 @ 03:00am


By bluemorningexpressions on 09/09/2013 @ 11:00pm

My goodness, Dawn - this is so much fun to watch. I just love these little elephants, and now you have added another dimension to them. Cannot wait to see how these turn out.

By ShadowDogDesigns on 09/09/2013 @ 09:44pm

Dawn, I am always so extremely amazed when I see this bracelet and realizing all the time and energy and talent it takes to complete something like this. And what a brilliant idea! I so love the family going to bed down. And can't imagine how you sketched on the inside of the bangle so well. Looking forward to the next installment, my friend! Peace and joy . . . Catherine

By EweniqueEssentials on 09/09/2013 @ 04:14pm

Cute idea! Bet you'll need a tiny brush to get inside that small space, but then you are an expert at miniature painting! Will look forward to seeing the inside completed.

By craftsofthepast on 09/09/2013 @ 02:53pm

You are enjoying this project so much that you don't want it to end. Well, we are enjoying the process, too. Amazing work! Anna

By PutmanLakeDesigns on 09/09/2013 @ 01:56pm

Truly amazing! Not sure how you're going to paint on the inside of that bracelet. So glad you decided on what you wanted to go there. I think it's going to look fantastic!

By ClaireMDesigns on 09/09/2013 @ 12:10pm

It can't be easy drawing inside of the bangle. I can't wait to see the finished product.

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