Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Time Destruction - Mini Assemblage

Hello Makers!

Today I bring you chaos. I would like to share my wee-bit assemblage. This piece was inspired by life, lol! I got to thinking how we always feel we don't have enough for this and the other. Or we say, we are going to something when I...(make more money, get a new job, etc.) and that time never comes. Such is the journey that we are on together. Time is the only thing we could never get back, mass produce, touch it, or feel it. Thinking about all this....I don't know...one day I started to cut my watch faces (I tore apart several), I was saving for jewelry making, ha! ha!.  My portrayal of clock faces being torn apart, clock hands and gears being strewn about and wings (time flying away from us) is my representation of the frustration with time construct.

Okay, I am getting off my soap box (assemblage box, in this case). So I started this piece a while back. Recently, I was looking for challenges. The challenge themes for March on various art blogs, inspired me to finish this piece.

I was inspired by the Creative Embellishment flying theme for this month. I was also inspired by Emerald Green Creek theme, use Splatter on your project. Not crazy about splatter on my art pieces, never done it. I like how some people use it on their pieces though. Then I got to thinking that it adds to the chaos, time destruction theme I have going on, I like it. For this month, Vintage Journey is celebrating their third year. So the theme is "All Aboard", referencing life journey,  or other thoughts of journey. Were on this journey together, called life.

How it's made

I used a Tim Holtz Ideology Vignette Box, used the 3" X 2" box from the set.  I used brown and gray acrylic paint. I then used paint then wiping off type technique, adds to the cool aged effect.  I used Tim Holz wings. The gears are a combination of Tim Holtz, Creative Embellishments, and Finnabair; I like the variety together. The clock face and hands, tiny clock gears were bought on Etsy. The frame and base for the clock is made out of Polymer clay. All the embellishments were painted with black gesso paint, then treated with Gilders Paste Waxes; German Silver, Foundry Bronze, Silver, and Bronze. Used a high flow antique gold paint for the splatter.






I am submitting this project to the following challenges:

Creative Embellishments - Something that flies
Sandee and Amelie's Steampunk Challenge - Anything Goes
A Vintage Journey - All Aboard
Country View - Inspired by Tim Holtz
Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes 
Creative Artiste - Challenge #24-Anything Mixed Media Goes
Emerald Creek - Splatter Some Fun
Mixed Media World - Challenge #22 Any thing Mixed Goes



20 comments:

  1. What a fab piece so many lovely details. It's perfect for our inspired by Tim Holtz challenge over at Country View x
    Jane DT

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  2. Love your box with the gears and broken clock face Iris - the wings on the outside show this creation could take flight at any moment! and the splatter looks great! thanks for joining us in the A Vintage Journey Challenge! Julia xx

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  3. Iris, this is so cool! I especially enjoyed reading about your thoughts that led to its creation. The torn clock face with the gears and the wings, so fit in with what you are saying, and I bet most of us feel this way too. Awesome way to put those thoughts into an art piece! Thanks so much for joining us at SASPC! hugs, Maura

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  4. I like your winged box very much and the broken clock looks great to it.
    Wonderful steampunk artwork.
    greetings
    Sabine

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  5. Oohthe gears and the wings, some of my favorites, great job on your project. Thanks for playing along at Creative Embellishments.

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  6. WOW--so interesting and so cool! You are very creative! thanks for joining us at CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS!

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  7. Wow how awesome
    Thanks for sharing at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenges x

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  8. magnifique petite boite prete à s'envoler , merci à bientot Nate

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  9. What a beautiful project! Love all the 'time pieces'. Thank you for joining us this month at Altered Eclectics, Jane (DT) :) x

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  10. This is gorgeously gorgeous and scrumptious! I am hooked on clocks and time designs and this sings to me. Awesome sauce use of the tidbits and fantabulous color choices. Wowzers and Wowzers! Thank you for your kind comment on my blog as well. ~Niki

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  11. Great work! Thank you shring it at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenge!

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  12. What a wonderful project! Thanks for sharing it with us at Creative Embellishments!

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  13. Love your altered box. Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

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  14. A wonderful magic work with a very fine feeling for nuances. I particularly like the imagination of flying time and the playful implementation of the theme.

    Hugs Senna

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  15. What a great project ! Thank you so much for playing along with us over at Country View Challenges ! Corrie x

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  16. looks amazing and love the details! Thanks for playing with us at Creative Embellishments!

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  17. Thanks for joining our challenge at Creative Embellishments with your great project. Love all the gears.

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  18. Lovely Steampunk design project! Nicely composed and beautifully executed! Thanks for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics!
    Hugz,
    Chana, DT

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  19. love anything steampunk! this rocks! Thank for joining us at Creative Embellishments.

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  20. Lovely project, thanks for joining us on the Emerald Creek Supplies Dare Challenge Blog.

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