We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
"Little Gidding"
T S Eliot

Thursday, 7 February 2013

A broken necklace.....

Was the final addition to this piece!

Painty background, using several layers of paints (Fresco) and some stencils, then modelling paste through a stencil, with gold embossing powder on top.  Like this effect, but had to be a bit careful when heating the powder, as I didn't want the paint to be affected, but I did want the paste to bubble.

Stamped 3 pieces of painted Eco Board; the smaller pieces being gold embossed. The central image stamped with Versafine black ink, heat set, and painted with translucent paints, so as not to lose image definition, the edges are gold embossed too.

I knew I wanted to hang this piece, so before I even started, I punched 2 holes and put eyelets in - which were just deep enough to go through the canvas board.  What to hang it with?  Found a broken necklace, which was perfect.  I kept the lobster claw clasp and the extender chain, and just linked the 2 chain lengths either side, through the eyelets.

Proof, you should never throw anything away!

1 comment:

  1. Lovely!! I like all the colours and techniques you used on this one. And you are right never throw anything away as you will always find a use for it!