I recently discovered some new challenges (new to me that is!) and decided to give them a try. At Our Creative Corner, the monthly challenge is "Recipe." You have to choose one element from columns A, B & C and use them in your artwork. (Amazingly Jenny, the host of the challenge, used all 9 elements in a beautiful pincushion creation!) I decided to use lace & ribbon (column A), metal & clay (column B), and paints (column C) in mine.
I started out with the metal top of the tin from my neocolor II crayons. I love them, but whenever I buy anything in containers like these, I immediately empty them out into a more accessible plastic take-out tub. Opening and closing a tin, or having to put things back in one, just takes too long! I save the tins for substrates.
After sanding it down, I decoupaged the tin with gelli print scraps...
which I tinted with a mixture of glazing medium and acrylic paints. Then I cut out a dress from lace patterned handmade paper, and glued it down. I painted gold a strip of lace for the trim at the bottom of the dress, and used a piece of ribbon that I had imprinted on my gelli plate for the waist band.
I made the flower is out of polymer clay, and created the dimension in the hanger, outline of the dress and border with the fabulous Pearl Pens by Viva Decor. I printed out the text on my computer, and heat embossed and outlined it.
I also found a challenge blog called Make My Monday; and this week it is to use lace and/or ribbon. Serendipity! Having used both, this dress is going to party over there as well!
(This is available as a print or stretched canvas on Society 6!)
Turns out my camcorder was on when I painted it. I finally got around to editing the video... so here it is. I have always learned so much from watching other people paint faces... So I hope this is helpful to you.
Linking to Creative Everyday, Glue it Tuesday at Artsyville, and Create Daily.