Tuesday, November 18, 2008

My project for Clara's challenge

I am by no means a painter or illustrator, so I was a bit apprehensive when Clara posted her challenge to use your own artwork in something that we created. After sleeping on it a day or two, I realized (while talking on the phone) that I can doodle. :)

So, that's exactly what I did for the challenge. I began with a kraft paper colored journal. With a pencil, I freehanded a swirl design. Then I "painted" thin lines of Diamond Glaze over my pencil lines and sprinkled them with black glitter. Once dried, I painted the remaining areas with Lumiere.

I used a wing mold I had and Sculpey Light clay, baked and painted with black acrylic paint. I then highlighted the raised areas with silver metallic rub ons and sealed it with a thin layer of Diamond Glaze to fashion the wings.

The circle was made by using a circle punch and some cardboard that I covered with silver paper, and stamped with solvent ink and a rubber stamp I created from the Identity Femme set from Art Declassified. The crown is another stamp that I made from the same set; I stamped it onto a piece of white shrink plastic with black solvent ink and cut it out.

I heat embossed the words, "I am original" from the Identity Femme set with silver EP along the edge, glued everything down, and called it good. :)

Thanks for the challenge Clara! Even though at first it seemed daunting, in the end I had a great time creating it.