I had been thinking of making something with all the vintage pieces of jewelry that I have been collecting for sometime now. I have been collecting these fish broaches for almost two years until I finally got enough to do something with. My sister loves broaches, so I thought it would be a great idea to make her something special for her birthday. Here is what I did to complete this collage. I started off with a plain canvas board which I painted a extra coat of gesso so my image transfer would adhere well. I have many digital images I use in my art and used photoshop resize the image to fit the 8x10 canvas board. I applied golden fluid matte medium to both the canvas board and the inkjet image and placed it face down on the canvas board. Using a brayer to ensure all bubbles were removed and left overnight to dry. I think the transfer went really well, you always get some small areas which do not take as well which is easily fixed with a touch of acrylic panit mixed to match. I used my acrylics to paint in some plants to add intrest. I used some coral chips to make the collaged coral branch in the scene. Next all that was left was to arrange the broaches with backs removed and glue using E6000 and frame! I think she will love it.
Friday, March 29, 2013
Next, I wanted something springy for my front door. I had seen a basket just filled with tulips on Pintrest and it looked elegant. That was my inspiration for my piece. I did alter that idea just a bit. I had some birds nest left over from last year and wanted to add one into the basket along with a mother bird. I found some pretty yellow tulips on sale at Michaels and I had some other spring flowers that I added to make a full arrangement. Then finished it with a sweet gingham bow . I think it looks pretty good!
Spring is in the air. I have done a few spring things to freshen up a room or two in my house. I bought a birdcage (decorative) from Hobby lobby a few weeks ago, didn't like the muckle-e-dunk brown color, so, I spray painted it a white gloss. I had this faux branch with a vine and two nest with small eggs for years and thought it would do just fine inside. I twisted it a little to get the shape I wanted and fitted it inside and had it climb up into the top. I placed some moss on the floor of the cage and sprinkled some dried and silk roses on the bottom to add color. I found two shabby chic birds at Michaels that were perfect so I added them. I had also added some lace trim to the outside of the cage to make it more dressy. I had watched a you tube video to make the pic of roses and other frills added to the side of the cage and tied a bow of flat lace. It goes perfect in that spare bedroom I had decorated a little Victorian. If your interested in seeing that youtube video I think this is the link www.youtube.com/watch?v=iA6c8LI_ygc
Saturday, March 2, 2013
I have collected Industrial Chic charms since they came out, and finally did something with them. I loved the look of these charms and the steampunkish feel they inspire. I used a chain link chain and leather cording which I threaded in and out of the chain links and loaded it all up with everything I had and a few other charms that I have made myself so it would truly be a one of a kind peice. I would like to know what you think of this peice, not sure what I am going to do with this necklace, but perhaps if I get a feel that is received well, I will place this in my etsy shop for sell. Thank you for looking and Happy spring!
Posted by Debbie at Saturday, March 02, 2013