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


Anonymous 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?

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