OMG, I cannot believe I haven't updated this blog since June of last year! My only excuse is that once I joined Instagram, it was so much easier to just post there where my fellow art friends could see mine and I can see theirs. But I have missed it!
I ended up painting the white/beige/black fabric green and making it my "grass" and added some little balls and glitter. Beacon provided (in our package of goodies) some trial tubes of their fabulous "fabritac" which made gluing the fabric and all the embellishments so much easier. The view master reel and gears immediately screamed "flower" to me, so that came together pretty quick. I used the thread to hand stitch the flower stem, and the wires to make hearts going around the flower. The stencil from Stencil Girl was used on the top canvas to make a pattern around the perimeter. The molded pieces (flowers, gear and dragonfly) were made with Amazing Casting Products Resin. The trickiest part was the dragonfly, I just didn't know where to put it! I glued my top, rolled back canvas onto the bottom canvas that was already painted/decorated. I was going for a window effect.
Here are a few close ups:
I really loved being a part of this project and having to step outside my comfort zone and use my creativity in ways I haven't in a while. I cannot wait to see what everyone else has created! The sneak peeks I've been seeing on Facebook are fabulous, so many different styles!
The group is titled "Starting From the Same Place: Artist Collaboration"
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I would love for you to leave a comment if you have a minute and let me know what you think of our collaboration.
Here are the links to the ladies who have shared their projects on their blog. Please go check out the artists blogs to see all of the many different styles and techniques used to transform a bunch of random items and materials into stunning works of art! If you leave us some love there's a giveaway on The Amazing Casing Products blog so go check it out!