I decided to create an art piece for a University class. Obviously I have lived and breathed art my entire life, it only made sense to express myself in this way for my final project.
Let's start with the process.
Get yourself a pallet, break it a part and assemble a "canvas" to create on. I liked having the wood different widths, just gave a different look. Also pallets are such a poor quality of wood, so they have AMAZING texture.
I started out painting random colour all over it. Let dry completely. (I forgot to take a photo of this step)
Then I took white paint and painted overtop of the colour, only letting some peak through. Some areas I just dry brushed it.
Here's some close ups of the background. Iafter I painted with white paint, I rubbed in Inka Gold olours all over. It adds such shimmer.
Then I grabbed my Sizzix machine and cut a whole bunch of different sized letters to create words.
Once I cut all the letters, I painted them different colours, sanded them, sprayed them with ink.
Here's a closeup of the words.
My goal with this art piece was to pick a few strong words (strengths & weaknesses) that would represent me.
I wanted the words to be the "art" of this piece. Strategically I plced them in layers with the positives all grouped at the top right hand corner, with the weaknesses in the bottom left hand corner. The strengths I tried to make pop out more, as I would hope people would focus on more positive words first. I think every part of my life revolves around Art in some way, so for me I focused all the words around that one.
Then I also pulled chipboard letters from my stash. (about time I started using them!!!)
I used the following to colour them:
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist/Chalkboard Mist
Liquidex Acrylic Colour
My sister took a pic while I was creating this.
I added some funky textures to the artwork.
I wanted this art piece rugged. I'm a farm girl who lives in a city. But there is no place I love more than the farm. I love the nature, the animals, quadding, the free feeling you don't find in a city.
So to create a project on pallets reminded me of the corrals at the farm, the old barn, the fence posts.
The chicken wire, totally of the farm animals. Lord knows we hada love/hate relationship with the chickens.
The bricks, remind me of city living- buildings and concrete everywhere.
The turquoise blue is my favourite colour, so I wanted it prominent throughout. I think it is also calming maybe to represent my "easy going" personality. Then in contrast, I put splashes of red all over too. It takes a lot to work me up, but when I do... Look out. I can be a hot tamale.
Here is the final look.
Thanks for looking! Hope you are haing an AMAZING summer!!!!