Terry Harrison, a watercolor artist, is one person who has inpsired me. He has published books and videos. He also has a brush set and recommendations for paints. I ordered a green set, which you see here. It came from England.
It took me over 4 tries and I finally found a way to get a border around my pansey painting reproduction bead. I have doing this with the sunflowers. They each have taken a bunch of time, so I am trying to find a faster way. I think I have found a solution.... Do peyote stich for the back, a little larger than the bead. Then do a frame peyote stich for the front and "Zip" them together. After about a dozen trials, I am hoping this is works. My other other thought is to glu