9/13/09

Mixed Media Monday~

This weeks challenge was to make something using circles. If I had to pick a favorite shape, it would be the circle. Here are mine... The completed ones are at the bottom of this post~ I needed some heavy duty cardboard to build these upon... so I used a scrabble board that I cut up into circles. I pulled off the scrabble paper and glued on some vintage sheet music to be used as the backdrop. I left the burgandy paper that comes on the back of the scrabble board as is, as I love the vintage look it has already. I painted circles onto the sheet music using iridescent paint, glitter paint and translucent paint, they really look 3 dimensional with the different paints added. I then made some nests using black felt as the base. I cut apart a huge store-bought nest so I could use the thin sticks from that. I applied hot glue to the felt and then just layered on the sticks and some green moss. I then hot glued some fairies with transparent wings into each nest. This one pictured below is my favorite. Of course I had to add some round beads and some sparkly rhinestones to each one~Once the innards were completed... and in keeping with my more is better mantra... I encased each fairy sitting in a nest inside of a bubble.... I used the e6000 glue (love/hate relationship with that stuff) then I set about to cover the seam where the bubble is glued to the scrabble board. I wanted to solder it... but that would melt the plastic bubble, so I opted to do a faux solder treatment on each one. (tutorial here)Then I just hot glued on some vintage looking do-dads and taaaaaaaaa daaaaaaaaa instant caute! I am so entering these in the fair next month!Anywho, you can view more art pieces by checking out the weekly challenge site for mixed media art here---> Mixed Media Blog.

15 comments:

LiveArt said...

Wow and Wow, these rounds are gorgeous!! So creative and beautiful!! love the nests, images, bubbles - everything!! Well done!!

Linda

Diane said...

Oh, Cheryl, these are beautiful - just gorgeous! Diane

indybev said...

Gee, and I was coming over for Scrabble.... Just kidding. These are beautiful little circle treasures!

Hermine said...

Absolutely gorgeous

Anni's Art said...

OH Wow your rounds are fantastic, love everything about them.

Moni said...

Wunderschöne Medaillons hast du gemacht, wowwwww!

vintage wil said...

Gorgeous Great image :)

~*~Magpie's Nest said...

Fabulous creations, each one is lovely!!!

Jenn Klee said...

Wow, these are extraordinary!

Terri said...

Wow, these are gorgeous! What a creative "round" thing to make!

haendi said...

Oh my! These are wonderful!

Dorthe said...

Wow, what a great way of soldering, they are beautifull

kotilaiska said...

WOW! These are great wonderful,love it

Yvonne said...

WOW, so very gorgeous. really beautiful treasures.

Tracy Suzanne said...

I've been looking for a really unique ornament idea for this year and I just found it. I love to make my loved ones Christmas ornaments. Thank you for sharing how you did these. I'd better get busy.
Hugs...Tracy