Friday, 21 October 2016

A Spoonful of Art

Hello Friends!
Today we are saying goodbye to our lovely talented Irina whose creativity and countless ideas inspired us all so much. All her projects  had this special 'something' and today is no different. :)
This new artwork will make you want to grab your spoons.. ;)
Hello! Irina Honcharyk with you here today. I am glad to present my new project.
It is dedicated to Art in my life. Thanks to scrapbooking and mixed media I learned to see the beauty in the most ordinary things. And today my artwork's substrate is a spoon! Yes, a simple spoon that you can find in your own house, too. :)
So here it is: a combination of ordinary and artsy, a simply shape and rich textures, an everyday object and a piece of art at the same time.
I painted a spoon with Art Alchemy Black Berry acrylic paint on both sides. Maybe it doesn't look too special yet but then I added a paint of a different color - Light Patina. It was applied unevenly and it resulted in a worn, vintage look.
I used metal Mechanicals embellishments that I tied to the spoon with a wire.
And here you can see how the colors finally turned out.
Then I prepared some decorations by myself. I took a piece of gauze and white thread. I painted it with sprays in different colors matching the colors of acrylic paints I used.
I applied Clear Sculpture Medium to the gauze to give it a desired shape. Thanks to this medium, the fabric becomes hard and sculpture-like. You can read more about it {here}.
I glued it to the spoon with Heavy Body Gel.
I wanted to add some more decorations to make the spoon look a bit more interesting.
Using 3D Matte Gel I glued some Art Stones in different sizes.
Then I decided the Art Stones needed a little color and I covered them and my Mechanicals with alcohol inks.
The final touch was applying Art Ingredients like Art Sugar, Micro Beads and a teeny-tiny metal Tin Heart.
In my opinion, Art without the heart - it is just empty! :)
Now my Art Spoon stands on my desk and every time I will look at it, I will always smile and remember my time in Finnabair's Creative Team.
Unfortunately, this is my last project as part of the Finn Team... I am very happy to have been here - it truly is a dream team! I am extremely grateful to Anna and other designers who are all such wonderful, creative people and I'm really happy we could meet and create together!
xx
Irina

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2 comments:

Tsaima Eirini said...

Wonderful work!!!We wil miss you!!!

Sanda Reynolds said...

Stunning work Irina! Such rich and vibrant colours, totally awesome! <3 xoxo