|Apologies and such
||[Dec. 11th, 2006|01:39 pm]
Oil Paintings, Mixed Media, Beads, Figurines
Hello world, remember me? I am finally updating my art journal. Many apologies to all of you who already know all of this, but I thought I'd make a public post so those not in livejournal land can see what I've been doing.
Here are the results from the PMC Class:
Tiny little charms, smaller than a penny:
That's a tiny little rose imprint in the round one
These were all treated with sulfur to give them an "aged" patina. Since this was my first time ever using this stuff I was just playing with every technique.
Here is a large (heavy!) foldover style pendant, two-sided, with a purple CZ
The back has a vague floral pattern, but the sulfur darkened it up. I cut the tiny butterfly with an exacto knife, but I bet I could do better with better tools.
One amazing thing about the class was that while I'm not thrilled with what I made I did pick up some techniques that will allow me (if I ever get the $$ together) to go off the grid with metal in the way that I go off the grid with sculpy. I'm already brimming over with ideas and can hardly wait.
In fact, I'm scheming to try to come up with some money, you know, like I always do, because this is just way, way too cool.
My teacher was awesome by the way. Here is her website www.designedbydawn.com
Here is also a mixed media piece I forgot to put on this journal before, it's actually a very small piece, only 4 by 6 inches, which strangely took longer than some bigger pieces. I have one in the works now which is quite large (for me, like 16 by 22 inches) and it's almost done, but I have no clue how I'll scan it. Loser, thy name is small size scanner!
So wouldn't it be cool if I could get my gothy/hippy vibe going in metal?