Friday, 28 September 2012


Well, it has been some time since my friend Andrea created a blog for me and I am just now giving it a go!
Wish me luck, I am not a tech-y person!


This is a very simple and beautiful project!  Here is what you will need:

  • a piece of unprimed canvas, about 8"  or so by 22-25" inches or so, ripped not cut
  • gesso
  • sand
  • glass beads (Daniel Smith) or something else that will add texture
  • India ink and a twig to draw with
  • acrylic paint
  • a nice twig and some raffia for hanging
  • some Indian corn or some photos of Indian corn
  1. gesso your piece of canvas
  2. leave the top 1/3 with just gesso
  3. and add 1/3 sand
  4. 1/3 glass beads
  5. add a little more gesso to a plate, you don't want to dip your brush back into your tub of gesso as you use more gesso to work in the sand and glass beads
  6. let dry
  7. using a twig and the India ink, draw the corn onto the banner
  8. fill in the kernels with yellows, oranges, reds, purples, brown;  add color to the stalks
  9. let dry
  10. fold over the top edge to make a hem, hot glue
  11. insert your twig, add raffia, hang and enjoy!

Greenleaf Way artist, age 6, drawing the Indian corn.
Greenleaf Way Artist, age 6.
Another Greenleaf Way Artists' Indian Corn!