I finally finished my Venice Mask, and am really happy with the results.
I changed my mind over almost every aspect of it, but in the end, I went with making a crown, and a faded grungy wallpaper background, with matching rich colours.
She has a rather imperious look about her, don't you think?
It reminded me a little of "Mirror, Mirror, on the wall..." from Snow White, I think it must be her angular, pointy crown.
The whole thing is set on a square piece of MDF wood, which I textured in black polymer clay and gold paint. Its 20cms x 20cms (about 8 inches square) in total
I've collected miniature Venetian Masks, since my first visit to Venice as a teenager. They've always seemed to be enigmatic and glamorous.
I decided to have a go at creating a mask, out of polymer clay.
Sculpting faces was tricky at first, with some comical effects at times, but I managed to come up with a few decent ones, after a bit of practice.
Creepy aren't they, when not decorated...
I chose this one to adorn first
I used some antiqued music paper (from Deviant art resources),polymer clay,and acrylic paints to create the effects.
It has turned out so beautiful!
The next stage is to set it on an MDF base, and to add embellishments to the crown of the head. At the moment, I'm thinking I may go with a court jester head dress, with an abstract background...but I'm not sure
I made a cover for my sketchbook, using some new techniques I've been playing with.
Liquid Polymer clay is something I love to use as a paint medium, especially when mixed with oil paints, and pearl ex powders.
I've been coming up with some lovely results recently.
So I made a rather exotic looking flower, with painted petals, for the book cover. Here is a close up of the flower, and its petals
I am toying with the idea, of combining this with metal clays. Silver might be a bit pricey, but I do have some Bronze clay I want to try out, I'm just waiting for the no flake foil, to turn up from cool tools :)
Art therapy has always been a lifeline for my mental wellbeing. I was mainly into water colour painting and amateur sculpting in mixed media.
As it happens in life, major personal events forced me to change careers, and I discovered jewellery making, as a creative outlet
Now it is my main passion, I enjoy exploring all forms and techniques in jewellery making, and am still learning. People close to me have encouraged me to start a shop which is linked above.I'm aiming to carve out a new career doing something I truly love
Hope you like my pieces :)
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