Monday, July 26, 2010

Gathering Materials

Part of my creative process is gathering materials I wish to use in future projects. Flipping through books, stamping words, painting vignettes, experimenting with resin and PMC, pulling strands and individual beads as well as a host of other elements are all a part of this phase. Once I’ve collected my elements and ruminated about the possibilities (this can take minutes or sometimes days), I begin to jot down design ideas in my journal. I especially love juxtaposing the placement of materials that reflect opposing attributes such as hard/soft, hot/cold and light /dark. I find this process challenging and often segues into something extraordinary. Next, I begin to sketch possible designs, knowing all to well that I will most likely stray from the initial rendition...but that's okay!

I like the juxtaposition of the hot and cold temperatures produced by resin and burning treatment.


Bits and pieces.


Dimensional Collage Pendant- effect created by combining elements such as seed pods, shells, decorative papers, text, crackle medium and watercolor paint.


More collage pendants.


Funky earring combination




4 comments:

Kat said...

It looks like your pendants turned out nice. I have to come by and see them : )

romantic decay said...

Love all the layers, beautiful work!

madameboohiss said...

I love them! Sorry to be a newbie, but what is the adhesive (and I assume the glossy stuff) on the third one down?

HilarieLewis said...

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