Finally glued on handmade and purchased beads and mounted the rice paper onto a 32 by 22 piece of purchased handmade paper. The handmade paper is uneven, as they often are, so it is hard to mount the rice paper correctly.
Here is how it looked last time I posted about it.
Glued ammonite and fake diamonds onto the disc center
rolled paper handmade bead painted with acrylics, fake pearls
The silver piece in the center I purchased at a bead shop and added pearls in the two little holes in the bead.
I dont know why I am making these wall hangings. I have 7 now and a new one started. Most are around 22 by32 and unframed. They hang via strings attached to the back. I dont know if anyone would want to buy one nor how much to charge. People are so concerned with things being archival nowadays. I am not. I figure maybe if I were famous and my work would increase in value over time, yes.
But that is not the case. These are pleasure of the moment only. If they last my own lifetime and a bit beyond that is okee-dokey with me.