Sunday, August 30, 2015

Soar- Shadowbox


Hi Everyone!
 
The day you stop having fear, you are on your journey to making your dreams a reality. All which I believe, keeps you from expanding your wings so that you can begin to take flight and soar to new heights. I know it all sounds cliché and probably too dramatic. Nonetheless, it's what I believe and it's what inspired this reverse canvas mixed media piece. So in this piece the bird is leaving his home and all that is familiar, which is why there is a picture of mama bird on the wall. Leaving what is familiar to pursue our dreams takes courage. The little scrolls wrapped with a pen signify the dreams and desire we have deep in us.
 
How it's made
 
I used an 8 x 8 deep canvas to make it look like shadowbox. I decorated the canvas using Tim Holtz scrapbooking paper. The letters are Tim Holtz as well. For the area behind the nest, I fuzzy cut the butterflies and musical notes. The swirly leaves are altered Dusty Attic chipboard, which I painted with 3D shimmering paint to give it some dimension. The nest is made out of Spanish Moss and the grass is made out regular Moss. The eggs are made out of polymer clay and painted with acrylic paint. The picture of the bird hanging on the wall was fuzzy cut from the paper and used branches from my backyard to make the frame. The bird that is flying is a BoBunny chipboard, which I painted. The scrolls are also made from the scrapbooking paper and tied with hemp string. The pen is a Tim Holtz metal embellishment. The flowers are made of fabric and are from Petaloo. I hope you enjoy this piece and may you take flight and soar. 
 
 







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