A pen is mightier than the sword - Mixed Media Place

What a wonderful challenge there is at Mixed Media Place! This time the Gym is about proverbs and sayings. You may create any type of art to the challenge inspired by the theme. And there's just so much to be inspired by! You can start by looking the original challenge post here (link) as there's some superb creations in there!

The first phrase that jumped in my mind was “one flew over a cuckoo’s nest” but then I started to think about proverbs. You know that feeling when you just need to remember something and your head is just blank? So luckily there’s Google to help! I just typed in “English proverbs” and found a site that had 50 different listed (link). I didn’t need to read long before I had made my choice. 

“The pen is mightier than the sword” was my starting point for the piece but it could also be “Don’t judge a book by its cover” or “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure”. The vocal point is a pencil but as I’ve used covers of an old book as my base I get “Two birds with one stone”. And just by using the findings from my Mixed Media Drawer I’ve gotten the third one, too, as there’s a part from faucet, a rusty nail, broken Lego and so on.

I adhered the items to the cover using 3D Gel and then added black and clear gesso on top. The coloring is done using Color Bloom mists and Mica powders. To add a little extra something to the cover I also sprinkled Micro Beads on there.

Thank you for stopping by this evening! I can't wait to see what you come up with! "Fortune favors the bold!"

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  1. What a wonderful and inspiring design you have created. The proverbs are such a delightful touch and you used all with great thought. Awesome sauce cover and found parts! Wowzers! ~Niki

  2. Beautiful project! Love all the details!


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