Saturday, April 29, 2006

La Sirena

The outside dimension on this frame is a little over 6 inches tall by 8 inches wide. The inside of the mat is about 3 by 5. I'm really, really happy how this turned out and I have ideas for a series of them including one with a peacock feather and one with a woman with butterfly wings. I think there will probably be several more as well.

The shells & sand are real. The starfish just happened to fit the one she is holding just perfectly. The paper inside the bottle reads "Love Song of the Siren". I really like the finish on the frame. I managed to get the bleached out "beach" feel that I was looking for. You can't really see it in these pics, but under the ivory top coat, you can see both blue & brown peaking thru in different areas. There is glass that covers the front of the frame...I just had to take it out to get a decent picture without any "flash back" from the camera's flash.

The Sweet Life (contains mild nudity)

This does contain a vintage photo with some nudity in it...

This is a great little box I got from Hannah Grey (an awesome little online retailer). I found the picture online and new exactly what I needed to do with it. It turned out exactly how I wanted it.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Frida/Day of the Dead Cross

This is another cross I made for the same swap as the cross below. She likes bright colors, glitter, rhinestones, and Frida Kahlo. That's what she got!

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Sacred Heart Cross

I made this cross for a swap on Craftster. The base color is a dark periwinkle. I made the heart out of some very lightweight air dry clay and the flames are pipe cleaners that I touched up with a bit of paint to get the color I wanted. The color of the heart doesn't show very accurately here because it has a slight metallic sheen to it...its reflects too much from the flash. Overall, its about 6 or 8 inches tall.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Heavenly Body

This is a new experiment for me. The body is about 6 inches tall and the full wing span is about 15 inches. The body is made from paper mache and I decoupaged the celestial tissue to it and then painted the areas the tissue didn't cover. I do like it, but it definitely needs more work in some way I can't yet define.