Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Hand-held

Hi and welcome, I have a post just for fun for you today.
Sometimes I think its good to just take a break from deadlines and just create for the fun of it, no theme in mind, just going with the flow and that is how this piece evolved.

I showcased my piece in a Prima tray which I painted with Raw Umber DecoArt Media Fluic Acrylic Paint. Once dry I then painted the tray with a coat of DecoArt Media Crackle Paint (love this crackle).
I was aiming for a textural piece so the crackle gave me my first layer of texture. I then created a hand from my own hand print sewing layers together including fibres, cheesecloth, book pages, tissue and hessian all to add to the layers of texture.
I created a head from one of my moulds, this is actually quite big. I did not smooth out any cracks in the clay as I loved this look it all adds to the worn, aged and textural feel to the piece. I gave the face a wash of Raw Umber paint, adding layers and drying in between. If I added too much paint I simply used a baby wipe to wipe some away.
The head nestles on a bed of rulers from Tim Holtz Idea-ology line and I have added some delicate touches of Ocean and Turquoise Dina Wakley Paint.
A couple of old paintbrushes to add dimension and interest along with some coils of rusty wire.
I added a few Remnant Rubs for added interest and added a couple of decorative clips from my collection. Hand-held is computer generated.
A circle of rusty wire completes my quirky piece.

Hope you enjoyed this piece as much as I enjoyed creating it. Have a lovely week.

Tracy
xxx


9 comments:

brenda said...

Indeed it is nice to just have fun sometimes Tracy and I can see this one must have been so much fun, it's lovely.

B x

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

This is really an exciting piece Tracy, so much to explore within it. I agree it's good to take yourself away from routines at times and create something for yourself. It really does light up that creative flare.. Thank you for sharing .. Hugs Tracey xx

Juls said...

Just gorgeous xx

Redanne said...

It is just so obvious that you really enjoyed making this wonderful piece of art Tracy, it is quite simply gorgeous! The doll head looks fabulous with the cracking and ageing and your layered hand is superb with the stitching... love this!! Hugs, Anne xx

Kaz Hall said...

Love the layers Tracey and the crackle paint looks fabulous!! Perfect combination xx

Marci said...

I love it! I don't have the words, but it speaks to me.

Brenda Brown said...

Lovely to see where your muse took you, a fun piece full of creative elements and ideas xxx

rosemary said...

You just have such amazing ideas.

butterfly said...

Superb assemblage full of stories and atmosphere and ideas. If this is where your muse takes you when you're free from deadlines, then I think you need to free yourself up more often. Magical!
Alison x
Oh, and the crackle, the crackle...!