I always find that my best work is that which I created spontaneously, something that just evolved into being by itself. When I try too hard, it doesn’t work and I get frustrated, so I prefer to go with the flow and create when I have the urge. That is the meaning behind my inspirational quote on this mini assemblage piece.
I began by taking a little wood block (approx 3.5 inches square) and covered the front with some patterned paper. I glued a doily, some lace and a metal corner in place and added DecoArt gesso roughly all over.
Meanwhile I glued some metal embellishments and paper flowers into an empty watch fob and again roughly added gesso to the surfaces.
I spritzed DecoArt Media Misters and Kaisercraft mica sprays all over, adding larger ‘blobs’ by taking the nozzle out of the bottles and tapping the stick over the piece.
I used some DecoArt Antiquing cream in Patina green on the metalware and finished with my quote using Tim Holtz tiny stickers.
I loved making this piece and would like to enter the following challenges:
Finnabair – Quote Inspired Art
Things To Alter – ATG / Add Dots
Love To Create – ATG Mixed Media
My Sheri Crafts – Let’s Go 3D
Vintage Journey – Sew Special
Creative Carte Blanche – Wood (substrate)/Word(quote)/Wild(flowers)
Altered Eclectics – ATG