Once the gown was done and those darned floats made, it was time to guild the lily.
I started with a paper cut out pattern:
The cutting board is covered with Press n Seal to keep the goop off it and no, those lovely scissors were not used on the paper!
Traced the pattern onto power mesh:
Cut it out, and added some silicone bathtub caulk. It dries clear:
Did this for a few layers, adding sheets of power mesh. There are 4 layers, I think. I let each one dry for quite awhile – over night or at least several hours. After adding the new sheet, I pressed it down with a plastic knife, then I put the pattern back over it all and taped it down:
Cut it out with scissors and a bit of sharp blade work to get into the tiny bits in the pattern:
You can see my amazing blue tooth speakers in the background. They are nice and compact, wireless Bluetooth and run off my iPad or phone, charged with a USB connection. They are good enough quality to play Stuff You Should Know or This American Life or Q with Jian Ghomeshi podcasts while the noisy old serger is going!
Add a few rhinestones and voila!
All this work for a 90 second demonstration at half time of our local university basketball game! More photos to come after Snowball this weekend!