20 April 2014

Converse with spirits!

Hello!
A little quirky assemblage from me today!......

I found the phrase in an old book, I definitely think the hare may be looking skyward trying to find someone to talk to!
I documented the process, so you can see how it was put together.
The bright colours come from inks, India inks and Acrylic inks. Bright enough to make an impact, but translucent so the book text shows through perfectly. I watered the ink slightly, then sponged it over my pages...
I dried the page, then glued it to a bit of card. I then glued another page of a different colour to the back of the card, giving me double sided, multicoloured text!
I then drew some leaf/petal/long arch shapes on the text. Totally random, although I did make sure there were some larger than others. I doodled on them too...
I cut them out, flipped them over and doodled on the other side...
The edges need to be coloured...
Next, I stamped the hare (Crafty Individuals) onto plain text, and again onto a scrap of the yellow. I cut the crown from the yellow....
Then stuck the hare to some card to give it more stability, then cut that out too.....
Glue the yellow crown over the plain one, then once dry the hare can be stuck to the stand, which in this case is a wooden spool. I use a cube bead to do this, glue the bead to the spool...
Then the hare is glued to the flat face of the cube....
Then, I attached the petal shapes. First, glue the smallest shapes around the spool....
The larger shapes were glued in a second layer on top of the small petals..
Once done, the hare will be nearly hidden!
Start to gently roll the shapes up, I rolled them around a pencil to get them to curl nicely! Once done, the hare will once again come into view....
The need for a double sided petal becomes more obvious when they are curled, and the contrast between different colours on the same shape comes into it's own....
I had a couple of shapes left, so glued these to the base of the spool, then I added my phrase..
As a finishing touch, I tied a little black cord around the petal shapes. Not needed in a functional sense, just a final decorative touch!
I hope you like my quirky hare, I have been creating lots of assemblage recently, and I love it!
See you soon!
Trish xxx
















9 comments:

Wrightboysmum said...

Lovely project the ink colours are great.

Astrid Maclean said...

Brilliant quirky creation Trish, love it!! Have a happy sunny Easter!

Lindsey said...

Fab! Lovely colours & love the print

Clare Lloyd said...

fab!

said...

I really love this project

isisimaginings.com said...

LOVE! It is gorgeous.

Caroline said...

You are so creative in a brilliantly quirky way. Fab project, do hope Mr Hare got the answers he was after.... C :))

Coco said...

What a stunning and delightful project...Wow!!!

Little Artbee said...

Love your bunny sitting in the Flower, great idea and lovely little artwork. Your other art projects I like too. So full of fantasy!
Dear Greetings
Sabine xxx