During a recent trip to Mexico I had the fortune of visiting Frida's home in Coyoacán.
I did so in the company of my daughter who was in total awe of all her work, well who wouldn't? But walking and discussing her work with my little one was a treat and sometimes I was put on the spot by Frida's graphic work, not an easy feast to explain to a 10 year old.
Today I dressed in orange, wore my colorful handmade jewelry and decided to embrace color and to channel Frida, this is my interpretation, an 11x14 canvas
Sandra's awesome Flaming Heart was the perfect accent for her jewelry
I took inspiration from this photograph, now I need to frame her!
Hi everybody! Last Saturday I needed to decorate a hat for a special event. Since I don't wear them as often as I would like I decided to put my medallion to better use. Creating a necklace that I know I will wear more time and time again. After the event Saturday I discovered some abalone beads and I paired them with my Medallion, to my surprise the hues were so similar I knew I had found my match!
I knew in the same package of Relics was a piece with double attachments and the vision was complete.
Can you see the way the Abalone matches? I love it!
After making it, I discovered a piece of filigree that when bent with my hands wrapped around snuggly around my center Medallion. It also matched my micro beads, so on it went
For my other Medallion I wanted to give it the same finish and I wanted it to be framed with something equally special so I hand beaded two flowers to attach it!
Since the vision of creating this was crystal clear in my head I decided to go ahead and take the plunge and film myself while creating this so you could have the benefit of a tutorial.
Please accept my apologies as this is unchartered terrain for me.
I do hope you enjoy it and as always you can leave me any questions you have on my comments and I will take the time to answer!
Sometimes it Really is Black & White! Are you among us, B&W fans? My closet is composed of so many black dresses, shirts and pants ...I t was Neiman Marcus who said Women who wear Black live colorful Lives! And so I live,
Dressed in Black... elegant, understated, day to night B & W
I remember my first black pencil skirt, it was a handmade present. My mom sew it for me after begging her for one. She said I had to wait until I was 18 because younger girls don't wear black.
My that was such a treat and treasure and bummer so long a wait...
So now I'm almost 50 and to this day black is still my full dress code, along with some white for good measure.
Prima's post inspired me to create this piece, I had being toying with more of Sandra Everton's Relics & Artifacts and this was it! I also wanted to play with Finnabair Mixed-Media Academy Open Studio Challenge
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Various Relics, Wood, Art Extravagance, Art Basics, Micro beads
I used black gesso and graphite for it's wonderful toothy texture and shine when it dries
same as Marta I'm a fan of adding textures with stencils
while the textures were drying I gessoed my Flaming ExVoto
Once the wood was dry I experimented with some white crackle smears, here I have my fingers crossed that I will have black on my cracks...
Remember my Fractured Heart post? Well it was time to bring the tools out again because remember the screw I took out of my cameo? I saved it of course and this here was in need of it in order to hang one more Medallion...
Once all your screws are in place you can do some bead work and attach them to complete your piece
the silver vine was a piece I had, one of those irresistible findings you get, and now I'm sad I didn't get two, otherwise I would have wrapped my heart in it, I love the way it looks...The Rosary Beads and the cross is a Relic by Spellbinders
I used a metal loop on my wood in order to hang my piece when I'm not wearing it. Imagine it a piece of jewelry that also fits as a home décor item. Double duty at its best!
I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial, remember to leave me any doubts on the comments, I'll be happy to answer your questions!