When you alter the piece possibilities are endless. The essence of this art form is that we take something old, perhaps useless and create something new and beautiful.
Fran's altered piece is a perfect example to this definition.
It's Fran here today with mixed media altered piece for you. I have to say I had so much fun creating this off page make.
all have some off-beat fascinations don't we? One of mine are with
vintage clowns and pierrots, especially pierrots known as a melancholic
qualities. There is something compelling about them, so full of drama
and quirkiness. I had an old dolls face which I thought would be perfect
I like the end
result which crossed between a pierrot and medusa.
I really enjoy creating altered 3D objects and personally find it opens my mind to creativity more than anything else.
starting point for this project was an old dolls face and a star shaped
tin which I found in a junk shop. I flipped the tin upside down and
adhered a Mechanicals cap and pendants to the tin topped with a cotton
reel using 3D Gel, the
ultimate for sticking heavy embellishments!
I found myself pulling seasonal colours
into the project using yellow and gold
toned chalk paints on the project then brightening with a beautiful flashes of watermelon pink.
added a feather painted with mica powder and Silkes along with coiled
wire decoarated with Finn star brads behind the flower head.
the pierrot's face I used a black fine liner pen to draw the make up
then added colour with a brush of oil pastel pink - just like using real
make up like blusher!
Around the base of the tin I sprinkled
black micro beads onto 3D gel then toned the colour down with mica
powder and gold Silkes paint. For the finishing touches I added some
flowers highlighted with gold.
Have a wonderfully creative day!