For Art Journal Journey, Erika's wonderful theme of
'Tell me a story'
I have a hybrid piece, once again featuring
Leonardo - da Vinci and not Di Caprio!
Here I have also used some elements from Mischief Circus:
This week I made a 3 dimensional wall hanging (12x6"), using recycled
and partly peeled corrugated card as a substrate.
I sewed it onto a strip of old jacquard material which had
a wonderfully shabby and fringed out edge, which I made use of.
I have some progress shots further down.
I am linking to Simon Monday Challenge,
spread your wings:
After the gesso had dried I started applying the scraps of
paper napkins, brushing them into the ridges:
I also added some other images:
Then I pasted some cardboard with the same butterflies as used in the
hanging, cut them out, and glued springs (from old
ball point pens) to the reverse. The antennas were made with gold wire:
I gave them a thick coat of triple thick varnish and left them overnight to dry,
before fixing them over their counterparts on the hanging. I used hot glue for fixing the springs:
Here it is hanging in my arty kitchen. When the window is open
they start to flutter in the breeze - fun!
Outside is still cold and wintry:
And I'm thankful for fresh fruit in winter, and was
delighted that this clementine was still sporting a leaf:
By the way, the title is a Shakespeare song from
'As you like it', you can find the text here if you are interested.
Have a great day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!