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It reminded me of a quilt, with precise measurements and attention to detail, carefully constructed.
Club, besides using the artwork as inspiration, is that I try to challenge myself to try something new. Knowing this artwork was coming, I purchased some silk screens with the intent to test them out for this month. I purchased ones with some interesting details that seemed to mimic the lines in the painting.
And then I had a learning curve to deal with! I watched some videos but just started playing. I thought it would be a more complex process, but I was surprised at the great results that I achieved right off the bat! This is definitely something I will explore further.
My ideas morph as I am creating them. I tried out all different sizes and shapes of the bezels I had on hand. I ultimately settled on my favorite long rectangle shape. That meant that I had to really compact the colors into the space and that is when I thought of a crazy patchwork quilt.
I selected the bright colors from the painting and added black and burgundy for a grounding effect. Then I used a gold acrylic paint to make the marks uniform.
I really like the mosaic effect that is happening.
|The leftover bits after cutting each 'tile' to the precise size and shape.|
Each one is completely different, in both colors used, and placement of the clay 'tiles.' After I cut and arranged to my satisfaction, I had to pry them all out - gently - in order to glue them back down with a high temp glue made for polymer clay. Then they baked.
|In process 'Lesage Patchwork' pendants by TesoriTrovati.com|
But they are not done yet! I purposely made them recessed in the trays so that I could add a layer of my favorite UV resin over the top. Wish me luck that my vision matches my reality! Once they have been resin-ated and cured, then I will package them up for the Club members. Hopefully, it won't be long now...and they will be inspired to use them! I am really excited to see what the Club members do with this! (Gosh. I really hope that this works out and I didn't just jinx myself!)
When I am finished, I will add them to my website for sale as Limited Editions. I think I will call them Lesage Patchwork pendants.
What is intriguing you about this month's art challenge?
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