Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Castles in the Air

After a hectic few days I found some 'me' time and decided to start a project I have been wanting to do ever since I saw an example in a magazine.

The designer had been inspired by a recent holdiay in Venice and had created a truly stunning mosaic by stamping into polymer clay.

Never trusting myself and my own creativityand certainly not being an expert in polymer clay I decided to attempt something in a similar shape but on a much smaller scale.

Overall I'm not sure making it smaller was a good idea as I can't make my mind up if the balance is right but........ my initial impression is 'not too bad'!!!!

As with all things my photography skills are not up to scratch and unfortunately the mica powders shimmering colour is not well reproduced in the picture - (the grey clouds didn't help the daylight either).

I used a variety of colours in both metallic rub ons and mica powders but predominantly used Golden Pear, Mathracite, Copper and Red Bronze powders and Brass and Gunmetal metallic creamy rub ons and used edges and pieces taken from some stamps to make the impressions. And of course, I had to pop on a fimo face somewhere!

I have mounted the piece onto an acrylic painted canvas (as in the original example) but it may end up on another background as I'm a little unsure about the gold paint - I might try a dark background to make the piece stand out more, but at the moment can't make my mind up about what colour! (Any suggestions gratefully received!)


Sherry said...

Well Viv you're braver than me - I saw that magazine too and felt a bit overwhelmed by it. You've done a great job of it - and I'm glad to see a face in it too! lol I like all the different stamps and textures and the shape's great. Maybe a lighter background (white maybe) would show it off best?

Janet said...

wow how amazing!!

Lynn said...

Ohhhhhhh Viv, I just love the texture and the beautiful colors you chose, I think you did awesome!!!! I have yet to try anything in polymer clay, will have to put it on my list of things to try :)

Dee said...

I think it looks great. dee x