Monday, 29 February 2016

Ring Ring Spring!

Happy Leap Day, everyone! :)
Tomorrow we're going to welcome March and maybe some of you can already feel spring in the air.
If you're looking for new inspiration for this season, we have outstanding altered art brought to you by Irina!

Hello, Irina Honcharyk with you!
The spring is just around the corner! I'm really looking forward to it. This anticipation inspired me to create a special artistic alarm clock to welcome this new season. I think we're all waiting impatiently  for the light spring breeze, the sun and of course - the first butterflies! :)

I disassembled an ordinary orange plastic alarm clock and prepared its parts for painting.

First, I painted the alarm clock with Black Gesso to prime it. After it dried, I used Modeling Paste and a Cobblestone stencil. I applied it in an irregular way and waited until it dried.
I prefer not to use a heating tool, when there is time and opportunity I leave my works to air-dry.

I glued all the metal embellishments using 3D Matte Gel which is an excellent adhesive.
Next, I painted everything with White Gesso.

Time for color! :) I used Mica Powders to paint my alarm clock. I mixed several shades and added a contrasting color.
Then I made little accents using alcohol inks.

To create some interesting textures I used Art Ingredients like Glass Beads, Micro Beads and Art Sugar.
As I really love adding wire to my works, I decided to do it here too. I used two different sizes.

And finally, the most charming element of the work! I stamped a butterfly stamp on tracing paper, cut out the shapes and carefully glued them to my alarm clock. I wanted to create the impression of butterflies fluttering over the clock. :)

Here's how the butterflies turned out. I love their delicate, ethereal impression.

Now I'm ready for spring! :)

Happy creating!

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Kathy Bradley said...

Beautiful and I, too, am ready for Spring.

Terry Maloney said...

Your so creative. Thank you for sharing. Love your work
Crestview Florida

Shirley Manuel said...

Absolutely Fabbylous. I also have a clock like yrs, will give it a go lol. Thanks 4 sharing.­čĺč

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