Friday, March 29, 2013

Vintage fish broaches mixed media collage.

 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.
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Linda said...

These are awesome Debbie. I love them all. Nice conversation piece. Talk to you soon. I am off on Wednesday.

A Magical Whimsy said...

E6000 is amazing glue. I use it on many of my mixed media pieces and know the embellishments will stay there for sure!
This is an amazing fish broach mixed media piece. I know I am far behind on reading up on your posts...but inspiration is always 'out there' on other blogs and and it is fun to go back to older posts and peruse someone's creativity.
Teresa in California

Jeanne said...

That is so totally cool! I love old/vintage brooches and this is such a clever idea!