This week, I present to you "By the Light of the Moon," a fun little werewolf assemblage I've been working on for a while.
|Still a ways to go with this piece!|
This piece started out as an IKEA RIBBA picture frame. I took the easel out and covered it in Mod Podge® and tissue paper, letting the crinkles fall where they may. Once it was dry, I used
Tim Holtz® Distress Stains in Walnut and Forest Moss and blended in the colors to get a very watery effect.
Next, I applied Golden Matte Medium on all sides of the frame with a plastic painter's knife. Once I had a thick layer, I pressed the flat side of the knife against the medium and lifted it up, making small peaks and crevices. After the medium dried, I painted it with a simple black acrylic craft paint.
With all parts of the frame dry, I flipped the frame around and added a bead of glue on the inside edge. I could nestle the easel into it and pressed firmly so the glue would make contact. Now, instead of being a frame it was more like a shadowbox.
At this point, the project sat while I decided what it was going to be. I thought about making a swampy creature or creating a cemetery, but they didn't seem right. And then I went to one of my favorite antique shops.
I found a cheap bracelet that reminded me of the focus to an old spyglass or telescope. Then I thought of the moon and knew the piece was meant to have a werewolf in it somehow. I had a small collection of optic lenses and one was a perfect fit! I added a thin snake of Aves Apoxie clay around the edges of the lens to hold it in place. Once it cured, I painted it gold.
What are some of the projects you are working on this summer? How do you keep yourself on-task to finish them?