I have been spending a lot of studio time exploring the new releases from Spellbinders. Among my favorite are the items from their collection A Gilded Life. Created in conjunction with Debbie Murray and Shea Fragoso, the line consists of bezels, pendants, dies, texture plates, and relics. Filled with European flair, these items seem at first glance to be ready-made for jewelry projects and home decor. For me though, they scream mixed media.
I am preparing for an exhibition in NYC in April and have decided to create what I am calling Mixed Media Medallions to use as components of my artwork. But as you will see, if you attach a chain to these pieces they would actually make some pretty cool jewelry -- which would be a first for me.
This is the third in the series...
This piece began with the beautiful gold Rose Medallion from the pendant collection from A Gilded Life. I removed the loop at the top of the crown with snips since I would not be using it as a connector.
To continue with the vintage feel, For an old world look, a patina solution was used to alter the surface of a piece of copper sheeting which was then cut to size using a die from the Sprightly Sprocket set. The edges of this die cit will add a sense of steampunk.
Finally, a vintage watch face, a watch gear, and several pieces of rusty found metal (along with a single brad) were gathered to add some grit to this piece.
For more of an aged look, the surface of the select metal pieces was rubbed with patina gilders paste. Putting this all together, a mixed media medallion was born.
I look forward to showing you in a few months how I will incorporate this into a mixed media artwork for the exhibition.
Spellbinders Paper Art Supplies:
Other: found objects, vintage watch parts, copper sheeting, patina solution, gilders paste, adhesive, tinner snips, brad