Back when I moved my blog, I gave a little peek at a non-sewing project on which I was working. Boy, that seems like forever ago! Today I finally finished it, as well as a companion piece (of sorts).
“Lovely” (above right) is a 12×12 canvas featuring white gloves and pearls. I soaked a pair of vintage white gloves in a mixture of Mod Podge and water (probably 3-1 ratio) and then squeezed them out and arranged them on the canvas (which already was painted blue). After they were dry, I brushed on a little pearlescent paint to give them a little sparkle. I used the same paint for the swirls and title, and affixed the pearls.
“Fancy” (above left) is another 12×12 canvas. This one is painted a dark/hot pink, which I mixed with a little pearlescent paint to give it a slightly marbled look to the background. The “necklace” is made from faux jewels and embellished with a bit of silver paint. The title and swirl are both chipboard; the letters are embellished with silver glitter and I used just some silver paint on the swirl.
This is my first experiment with this type of mixed-media art and I had loads of fun playing with the different elements. It’s definitely given me a lot of ideas for other works, not necessarily like this but not fabric-based, either. I think anything that inspires me is a worthwhile endeavor.