Good evening! No flowers are growing outside here in the snow right now, so I created one of my own for the new challenge at Mixed Media Place! The challenge is to go 3D and it's me hosting the gym this time! Yay!
"We live in a world of dimensions, textures and surfaces. We'd like you to feel inspired by how the play of light and shadow really makes a difference in the piece. Our challenge is to break out of the 2 D and go 3-dimensional! How much or how little is totally up to you.
Look around your house and find a long forgotten object that maybe could get a new altered life. Add a flair button or a resin embellishment to your scrapbook layout. Play with foam squares. Go textural and create surfaces with modeling paste, gel medium or texture pastes. Make some mixed media jewelry. The possibilities are endless... We are waiting to see your interpretations and study how shadow and light play in your art! PS. No need to put the red-green glasses on if you don't want to."
When I was thinking what to create, a painting by Hugo Simberg popped into my head. It's called "The Garden of Death" and it's a really intriguing piece. There's something really beautiful and tender in the piece but at the same time it makes me uneasy. But what really always catches my eye are the magical, mystical looking flowers in the garden. So I used the painting as inspiration and created my own flower.
I started by adhering tissue paper to Prima wire and created the inmost, delicate flower like that. The wire is sandwiched between two layers of tissue paper. The second flower is made of resist canvas, cut into the shape with a die. Underneath is a black wire flower using Prima wire and the outmost petals are made with canvas stiffened with Soft Gel and have a wire underneath to support the shape. The stamen are made of wire and Glass Beads.
I hope that you'll join the challenge! Like it says in the introduction - how much 3 D is totally up to you! Please see all the gorgeous creations of the DT here, in the challenge post (link) and join in!
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Materials from Mixed Media Place:
Materials: Canvas Corp, Tattered Angels, Prima Marketing, Talens, Sizzix