This project is really an interesting revival for me. The idea and the theme really echos my very first true mixed media assemblage, so it was fun to reinterpret for this challenge. Tim Holtz recently posted a call to use his tattered floral steel rule die and I could not resist participating, and walking down memory lane.
The base of the project is a library drawer from 7 gypsies. Lots of patina colored gilders paste was added to the wood as well as many other elements in the piece.
Above you can really see some of the flower detail. Lots of techniques were applied to get to the end result. I used alcohol inks, gilders paste, embossing and distressing along the way. The stems were free form sculpted before gluing down.
I just love the tiny cute little bunnies on either side of the sign. The bird above was cut from some metallic plastic industrial waste that I altered with Vintaj patina and several layers of gilders paste.
Here the embossed texture of the flower can really be seen. The floral centers are Tim Holtz door knobs. It was so hard to use them up, but I had to tell myself it was for a good cause. I also love the butterflies I made with Graphic 45 butterflies, Dresden scrap and Tim Holtz pen nibs.
I chose tissue tape to line the inside of the box. This choice was made because I find it so easy to apply to the pesky edges. It also helps to carry out the mixed media look.
Just for fun, here is my first mixed media piece I was speaking of earlier. For a bit more info here is the link to that post: Steampunk Springtime.
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