The inspiration continues after learning so much from Finnabair! I have also used a lot of her product in this project as well since I am on such a kick. It was great getting back to a classic steampunk look, my absolute favorite!
The focal of the piece is actually a Masonite kit from Retro Cafe Art that I have been hording for some time. I added Finnabair's silver micro beads and lots of layers of resin to achieve really great dimensional wings. For the mica heart I made a great discovery. I was able to dye my mica with alcohol inks prior to using them to customize the color. This opens up so many possibilities with the mica I have on hand!
The heart also has lots of Finabair's mechanicals which were also coated with resin. I love to layer the metal pieces to achieve different looks.
The base of this hanging is a burlap panel. I love how this provides for a natural texture to begin with. I also used lots of die cuts, Masonite shapes, metal bits, found objects and wooden embellishments in the collage. All of it was brought together with the use of gesso, a dusting of metallic finishes and some mica flakes.
I made this piece specifically to keep my big designing dreams alive. I have not been active with a team for a while and it is part of my creative life that I truly miss!