Tuesday, 16 September 2008

UK Art Raffle September Entry- Wings




You know when you have one of those simple ideas that aren't simple at all... that happens to me all the time, and this project was an especially good example! This is my entry for this month's UK Art Raffle, where the theme is 'Take Flight'. I *love* my butterfly stamps, so I was more than delighted to make something this month, and I wanted to do something really original. My husband had received some computer bits and pieces, and they arrived wrapped in this silver, translucent, thin plastic, and I immediately hid it in my altering drawer, as I knew it would be great to stamp on. This project seemed like the perfect chance to try it, so I coloured it with a Sharpie and stamped on it, then glued it to a thick piece of acetate which came from my dishwasher tablets box. It was then I decided to add some Glossy Accents, in fact a *lot* of Glossy Accents, and each bit took a day to dry! So finally, after a week, it's finished, and I will actually be sad to see it go. I just wish I could take a better photo (I have been trying all day!) because in real life, it looks as though the wings are made of liquid.

Colour: Stazon, Sharpie pen, Brilliance
Stamp: Cherry Pie
Other: Beads, letters cut from my old book pages, findings from a necklace, cocktail stirrer, acetate and silver foil from my household waste

Once it was finally finished, I felt a bit lost, but then I made some other things for swaps, so I'm back in business again!

14 comments:

DymphieM said...

Oooww Wowwww your butterfly is really gorgeous. It must be fabulous to see this wonderful winged creature move in the light. Chapeau!

Paula said...

oh thats gorgeous....puts my effort to shame now lol

Sarah said...

doesn't chapeau mean hat?

confused :)

your butterfly is stunning Hazel - very much above and beyond the call of duty for the raffle :D and SO worth the time it took to make it!

Next time - heat proof acetate and UTEE :D (it wouldn't look as perfectly clear as the GA though)

AnnM said...

Hazel that's beautiful! What a brilliant idea.

Lorraine said...

this is superb and worth all the effort it is so delicate and looks like a real butterfly...hope I win this month!!

Phree said...

Gorgeous!

Carrie said...

Fabulous butterfly Hazel - I love how you coloured it - you must have the patience of a saint.

biggi-al said...

Oh - that looks wonderful. I do like butterflies very much.

Zuzu's Blog said...

OOO this is really pretty....!!

joanne wardle said...

oh my! this is stunning. I love it (big butterfly fan here as well) I really hope I win, as I want this!!

Linda B said...

oh this is DIVINE!!!!

Brandy said...

That is so AMAZING!!!! I LOVE it!

alcoholinky said...

came across your blog while hopping. the butterfly is beautiful. what a very clever technique.

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

I wonder if we can request items back lol...this is stunning...mine looks like an old bit of tat in comparison....