Sunday, November 23, 2014

Mixed Media Place.........Creative Gym Exercise #2



This month at Mixed Media Place we're asking you to think in 3D....textures, embellishments, objects to be altered. Visit the Mixed Media Place blog HERE and be inspired by what the girls have come up with, amazing and beautiful.
I thought 'literal', a 3 dimensional object, and one just happened to present itself to me in the bargain reject bin at a Typo store.....a broken, articulated wooden artists hand.
The base of the broken hand was easily fixed with art basics 3D Matte Gel.
My idea was to have the hand make the peace sign...........
The fingers are 'articulated' and bend and move up and down but they do not move sideways so do not spread apart. I had to insert a little block of wood between the two fingers to force and keep them apart. I'm sure someone with a more mechanical brain would have come up with a better solution. 
Now my fingers were all in the right place I was ready to collage. I used a piece of  Finnabair's paper from the Domestic Goddess range. No paint was used:  the shading or light and dark areas on the hand were created by just using lighter or darker pieces of paper, all stuck on using art basics Soft Matte Gell.
The hand was completely covered in torn bits of paper. Well, you know how much I love to collage and stick things down, but half way through doing this I was thinking omg, why didn't I just paint this hand !? I was peeling gel medium off my fingers for days after. Anyway, once this was done, time to embellish.
Some metal pieces all attached with art basics 3D Matte Gell.
Rubber bands help hold the curved metal in place while the Matte medium dries.
Some Finnabair Mechanicals, some flowers and some rub-ons and I've totally indulged my inner hippy.

Thanks for visiting. May your week ahead be chilled and full of only positive vibes.
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10 comments:

  1. Ah yes this is brilliant. what a clever girl you are.. I love the end result, and I can imagine John saying.. all we are saying.. is give peace a chance.... awesome creating here!

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  2. Oh My Stars Girlfriend. This is so amazing. I LOVE THIS.. So much wonderful detail you have on this hand. Awesome work...

    Hugs~

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  3. wow I am speeeeeeeechless !!!magnificent and so organic Gayle ... love it x
    hey I would love to catch up when you come to Adelaide sometime ... hugz x

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  4. this is amazing, love how you used the paper and all the embellishments, big hugs X

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  5. Oh my goodness, that's fantastic! I would never have seen the potential you did with that broken wooden hand!

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