Friday, 1 March 2013

Diversity exhibition-part 4. Peacock Shrine.

 This is the biggest piece of 3d mixed media that I have created.  36" high x 24" wide approx.  Obviously I have done bed quilts and wall hangings, and this started off with the idea that it would be a 2d hanging to go on a wall.  I have used lots of different techniques and materials to create the shrine. 
 Briefly cords were stitched to a quilt sandwich, which was then painted with Lumiere paint.  Lots of feathers were fms on to sheer and then zapped and painted.  Body was machine stitched on Evalon.  Wings from lame and Grungepaper. Trans foil was used to colour the Grungepaper and legs. I have used lots of pearls to embellish as they are very symbolic in Indian culture.
This is what inspired me to make it 3d, a little shrine approx 10" I found in a charity shop. My husband made the wooden frame for me, which was sprayed copper, to give a better finish than hand painting it would.  The pelmet was made with moulding paste through a stencil. Pillars were card tubes covered in craft vilene with trellis cut on my Big Shot and coloured with WOW embossing powder.  Flowers cut and embossed with the use of my Big Shot.  The border on the side of the frame was made with a silk screen and yet more WOW embossing powder.  The dome was created with several polystyrene shapes, this was mark 2, as the first dome, re-acted with the spray paint.

As you can see I had lots of fun embellishing the with sequins, gems,beads, washers and yet more pearls.


laurajane said...

Wow.....very talented girl.
Beautiful work.
Laura xx

Jill said...

Congratulations, what an achievement.

Jill said...

Fantastic work, congratulations.

Anonymous said...

That really is stunning - I'd love to see some more close ups of the individual elements, especially those wonderful feathers. Amazing!