Monday, January 21, 2008
2" Challenge for February
Getting an early start here on the February Challenge for the Mixed Media Art group. The challenge is to create a finished piece on a 2x2" surface. It can be canvas - which I used, chipboard, matboard, or some other sturdy surface.
What I did here was use some copper foil as the background. Some double-sided tape easily did the job. I also put some silver roofing tape (or something similar) on the edges for some contrast. I just tore little pieces and put it on the edges. I used some transparent red oxide and hooker's green fluid acrylic on the background so the copper would not look so bright. Then I used a handwriting stamp and black Stazon on the background. I was in Arizona last summer and found some really fun objects there - metal, electronic, and little lightbulbs. The clockface is from skybluepink.com. The Einstein face is from a playing card. I colored the prongs with quin crimson for contrast. There were a lot of other prongs on the piece but I pulled them off with pliers. A couple of the sections split off but I rather liked the effect when I glued it down. I used some really tacky glue from Tombo. Still trying to get that sticky feeling off my fingertips.
For this challenge, you don't have to do something 3 D or a mini-assemblage. You can do a flat collage or even something with fabric. Whatever you like to do. I just did this as an example.