Went to the zoo today and brought these two cuties home with me. I am selling them in my etsy store here; https://www.etsy.com/shop/LDphotography?ref=si_shop You can order them in any size you want. I love them.God makes beautiful creatures/ enjoy! Here are two more photographs of the two lion cubs playing in the hills.
I have added micro beads in clear, blue and gold and diamond dust with clear glue to the clay sections An have started to glue down shells ( E6000 glue works) and embellishments to the clay sections; making sure that I use enough glue to hold them in place and that they are not too heavy for the clay substrate. If you look at the tutorial part 2, the shells and the ideas for composition have changed some. I decided to paint some of the shells that form the outline from the sea to the sand. I am also playing around with fish and turtle charms to see if I want to use these to connect the two largest sections of the clay substrate. Stay tuned for the final part of this tutorial.
I rolled out air dried clay and cut it into 4 pieces. I added rolls of clay to make a sea shore and sand area on two of the largest pieces. I took different stamps to make textures in the sand areas and let the clay dry overnight. Then I places sea shells from Hawaii on the dried clay to get an idea of how I might want to make the composition. This is just an idea and may not be how the collage actually turns out. The next step is to paint the sand and the ocean sections of the dried clay. I used a variety of metallic paints ( lumiere metallic paint, Inka metallic rub, Mary Stewart paint) ; you can see them on the side of this photo.When the paint dried, I sprayed the clay pieces and the canvas substrate with a glossy sealing varnish. Now I am ready to start to embellish the collage. This is the fun creative part since I let the collage talk to me about how it should be finished. lol
Decided today to blog my process of creating a new collage piece; called Gifts from the Sea. This is a free mixed media collage tutorial.
I get so hung up on being perfect the first time that this experiment will be helpful to learn how to play with color and materials and to make mistakes. Mistakes lead to discovery. I am interested in discovery at this time in my life. This will be a series of posts as the collage comes together. So here goes:
I started with a plan 11 x14 canvas and embossed wallpaper scraps; I cut out different pieces to make different textures and glued them on to the canvas. Then I got out my metallic paints ( lumiere metallic paint , Inka metallic rub) and started to paint. I ended up with this; This morning when it was dried I decided that the colors were too dark. I have had some darkness in my life recently but I feel like I am moving toward the light and discovery so…I squeezed on colors ( Martha Stewart acrylic paints) that make me happy..this is not the way I normally work but what the heck…lets see what happens..I like these colors better, some of the darkness is underneath but the blues and greens of the sea and of hope are on top. I will let this dry and see what happens next. This is what I do with the extra paint on my brush…for my next collage project…lol I will continue to record the progress of this mixed media collage. Have to do some real work now…oh nooooo