Friday, 10 April 2015

Lunar Eclipse

My dear Friends...
It's Friday which means it's my Creative Team day.
Are you ready for absolutely beautiful visual poetry? Olga's creation truly took my breath away...


Not so long ago a lot of us were thrilled about the solar eclipse.
Watching people looking at the sky through various homemade devices brought to my mind how deeply we are rooted in natural phenomena. We are still attracted by the very same processes which fascinated our ancestors.
To highlight this bond between the humane and the cosmic, I created a bit murky altered piece.

As a base of my shadowbox I used a rusty baking tin...


I started with some vintage papers which were next glued to the tin with Soft Gloss Gel.
Then I used the same medium to transfer a printed image of an evening landscape.
I put the image face down and applied a coat of Soft Gloss Gel onto the whole surface. This step made papers more resist to soaking. Once everything was dry, I rubbed the wet printing paper off and once again applied a coat of the Gel to strenghten the transferred image.


I added some night colours using Black Heavy Gesso and watered down Texture Paste in antique silver.
I also used a pinch of both Glass Glitter and Glass Beads in dark shades and a little bit of black Micro Beads.


I cut out settings from Star Brads and attached a few in the corner.
The focal element was also a small tart tin whose shape evoked the rays of sun. It was the perfect place to use Mica Powders and Mica Flakes in silver shades to add some shiny accents here and there.


I finished the background with arranging tiny glass pieces, adding a solar seal and a vintage metal keyhole at the bottom of the baking tin.
Once all of them were higlighted with Mica Powders and Art Sugar, the fullmoon over the forest was complete.



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5 comments:

Kelly Deal said...

Beautiful, unique and creative piece of art!

Karenliz Henderson said...

Stunning. I love it. So unique.

Kathy Bradley said...

Your interpretation is wonderful - and each element of the scene is beautiful.

Joi at RR said...

What a great use of things you have on hand... very representative of the eclipse! j

mamablitger said...

Great idea to use an old baking tin for this.. Gosh how much I love soaking inspiration from skilled artists... Like you.
Thank you so much for sharing.
Hugs from Monica... Spain