Wednesday, 26 November 2008
This is one of the items we made last week in the Small Art Adventure! We had all so much admired the class offered by LB Crafts with Paper Artsy, but none of us needed to learn the metal techniques. We studied the project and this is my sincere homage to that work, inspired by but not identical to it.
The gothic arch shape always makes me think of church windows and matters spiritual so that's what I wanted mine to convey. I've used embossing designs that speak to me of creation, and the word "Peace". The central panel is stamped onto cotton fabric, and the angel design is my Christmas card this year, but I have totally failed to record who made the stamp. I added a background of latin text and edged it with a gothic motif from Teesha Moore.
I'm particularly pleased with the mixture of silver and copper, which has been coloured with alcohol inks before aging with black paints. I used some beads from my stash threaded on wire through copper eyelets. I do hope the original designers won't mind my using their work as inspiration - I couldn't get on the course anyway. I am just thrilled with this and think it may well be the best piece of work I ever did (if I say so myself as probably shouldn't)!! Modest or wot?