Wednesday, 26 November 2008

METAL MAGIC




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?

12 comments:

pammyjo said...

It's very beautiful, but I think alot of your pieces are the best. You are a very creative, talented spirit. I'm thankful for the inspiration I get when I visit.

magpie said...

ROSIE Your angel arch is beautiful.. Love the colour you have used..and the angel stamp
Ten second stuff is wonderful and to use the fabric with it...
A TREASURE

Sharon xx

Sarah said...

This is a beautiful piece with a lovely patina. Isn't it nice to have another use for the Cuttlebug....it's not just for paper! Absolutely gorgeous piece!!

angie said...

WOW! What more need I see? Fab work Rosie :o)
xx

Claire said...

Sensational Rosie - I'd be chuffed too if I managed to come close to making something that beautiful.

Claire X

Linda said...

Its fabulous Rosie - no wonder you are thrilled with it! Didn't we have a good time eh?
Hugs
Linda xx

sesga loves 1950s said...

Stunning Beautiful And very spiritual I Adore this Work of art you have done Rosie .
You Are Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
Talented .

Love from sesga xx

April D. said...

Such talent Rosie! I'm so glad I found your blog, I'm inspired every time I see your pieces.

Jaqi said...

This is stuning Rosie, really beautiful, no wonder you are proud of it, Jaqi x

Ruth said...

gosh lovely Rosie-I was trying to work out how big it is cos I recognise the love cuttlebug folder there--beautiful piece of work

LazyKay said...

Gorgeous - lovely combo.

xxxxxxx

Kris Dickinson said...

This piece is beyond fabulous Rosie!