I love the artist community I am a part of! Happy Dance as I was given the opportunity to be involved with a very special project that was the brain child of Tina Walker. She thought it would be cool if we all had the same pieces parts with which to create a piece of art. What she didn't plan on was the amount of people who would want in. Some of us donated pieces, others were donated by companies, and then we all paid a very small amount for shipping. In all, we were able to create something quite unique and very special to share with you today. I think about sixty people participated. Thirty of us provided sneak peeks to create that photo collage you see below.
We even had some corporate sponsors! Beacon Adhesives provided some rock star glue I'm in love with and Amazing Casting Products provided the resin for the hard plastic flowers. StencilGirl hooked us up with the awesome stencil.
Normally I'm not so timid working on something like this. I get out the hot glue gun and start sticking, In this case, I actually laid it out first and then worked it around a little.
Here is a rough draft. ;-) The paint brush I have been hoarding for ages and the real wings (an actual butterfly was not harmed in the process) were donated by my Mom.
I used an old metal embroidery hoop to stretch the hand dyed fabric over. Then I stenciled using black spray paint. Added a bit of purple in various color to the paint brush that was already ruined. I embossed the cogs using gold and then smeared some gold paint along the edges of the piece.
In all, an amazing experience! If you are interested in seeing what others created, the links are below!