I can’t believe how fast this year is going, we are in March already and The Mirror Crack’d is now just over half a year old! This month our challenge is Wings. A lovely easy one.
Initially I was going to make a canvas with Tim Holtz’s layered bee, but I suddenly changed my mind and decided to go for something less obvious.
First I coloured my 7x5 canvas with Gelatos. Then I added the Crafter’s Workshop Art Is stencil with gold texture paste, which I darkened with some Maya Gold paint as it was too light in it’s natural state.
I needed to put something on the bottom half of the canvas so I picked the centre line of one of Tim Holtz’s tag stencils.
Next I started work on the focal point of the canvas. I have this pad of diecut mannequins, and I stuck 5 of them together and then coloured it with Maya Gold paints in turquoise and silver. When that was dry I used texture paste, which I dyed with some mica powders and gave the body some texture. I decided to add a lace skirt, three layers of gathered lace ribbons to form the skirt. Then it struck me that the tape measure and the mannequin half dressed with a skirt reminded me of a dress form so I decided to turn my canvas into something from the sewing room.
I added seed beads to two tiny glass bottles, a piece of lace with a tiny cotton reel, which I wound some variegated thread onto. Various buttons, one half of a popper, or as some of you might know it, a press stud, and a hook and eye.
The wings themselves were a bit of a disaster. Initially they were lazer cut and had a feather pattern on them, but of course when I coloured them that disappeared, and I chose the wrong colour, which was too dark to go over and I had to sand it off, this ended up roughening up the wings so by the time I had painted them in Maya Gold they looked all rough, a bit like a real feather might I guess, but I only had one pair of the right size so I had to stick with them!
I’m entering this into:-
All Crafts Challenge – Feb/Mar: Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion – #251 Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart – #49 Anything Goes
Crafty Boots – Anything But a Card
Eureka Stamps – #130 Anything But a Card
Imagination Crafts – Mar: Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination – #23 Anything Goes
Mixed Media Monthly Challenge – #10 Birds of a Feather
Mix It Monthly (no end date) – Angels/Saints
Mod Squad – Make A Background
Rhedd’s Creative Spirit – Mar: Anything Goes
Ruby’s Rainbow – #99 Anything But a Card