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