I love making jewelry.
I love being able to spend hours in my studio.
That is what passion is about- being
immersed in doing what really makes your
So what could be better?
I like to think I have some talent at doing these things, becasue who else can be
your biggest cheerleader?
So I thought I would sharethese two newest pieces in this blog post.
I try to think of creating art that would be interesting to a blind person- who would be able to pass their hands over a piece and feel a story through what they are sensing.
BURST INTO PASSION
These two pieces have included some different materials than other works I have done.
In the top piece Burst into Passion- it started out with a base layer of crumbled tin foil painted over with acrylic paint. Then alcohol inks were added over top to deepen the color. The bubbles were made with shaving cream. The black lines were made with dimensional paint. Wording was stamped on pattern paper, then applied to the canvas.
I tend to do this so if I make a mistake, I can just restamp and not ruin the canvas. It also helps with positioning.
Once completed the entire canvas was given a layer of resin-- thus the glare on the photo!
DREAM YOUR WORLD INTO REALITY
This piece, I can't even remember all the different parts that went into creating it! It started with a background layer- the coloring done with acrylics, gelatos and pastels.
A branch stencil was laid on top of that to which I added a bird. I made the bird on thin cardboard then applied it to the canvas. These were painted, then a layer of glass beads was added to give it texture. Metal buttons were applied to the flowers of the branch.
Around the outer edges dimension and texture was added using small glass pieces, aquairum gravel and sequene waste. Drops of alcohol ink were applied to deepen color in certain areas. Raised lines were created with hot glue.
Just like the prior painting, wording was stamped and a final coat of resin applied over top.
So if you are in your studio or workshop- look around--see what you have in your endless stash of supplies and see what can be added to a piece of art you are creating! Your inner child will be delighted that you brought her out to play!