Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Good Grief, Tiny Tiny Wearable Art

I think I'm losing my mind.
I'm going nuts with miniature art, this happens periodically. My mind is always thrashing around, looking for a new twist on painting, crocheting, drawing...and making my tiny tiny miniatures into wearable art pendants is the latest iteration. For those who have restless hands and arty minds like mine, you can adhere a tiny watercolor or acrylic to the back of a glass round which then fits in to a bezel like the one on the left. 

I'm using Diamond Glaze to adhere the miniature to the glass (after sealing the painting), and would love any input about a better way to do this. The manufacturer says that the Diamond Glaze is acid free, but that it could conceivably yellow. Yikes! 

The pendant on the right is just a mixed media painting which has been sealed and glued into the bezel with Crafter's Pick "The Ultimate" glass and metal glue. 

I'm sure I'll be learning a lot about making wearable art pendants, but thought I'd show you my effort and tell you to give this a try! The materials are easy to find on Amazon or at a hobby shop, (glass, bezels, bails, painting supplies, Diamond Glaze and "The Ultimate" crafters glue). 

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Monday, September 17, 2012

Going nuts with Tiny Art!

I love art cards; you might not know it, but I do indeed keep coming back again and again to the tiny format.
This one's on my etsy store, you can see it here.

Anyway, back to the mini format: try it!! It's so therapeautic, it's almost like putting your head inside a box and getting lost in a tiny world. I find that it focuses my impulses and enforces a thoughtfulness as well as a daring willingness to take risk. I guess it's that there's little to lose, but I swear there's also something about zooming in that sharpens one's senses! It makes it so much easier to get "in the zone," and is a refuge in my artistic life. 

All the more when the subject matter is abstract landscape or fantasy art! This one has an inscription on the back: "Dance Dream Soar" which expresses my state of mind when a fantasy subject and a lighthearted palette of colors is chosen. 

If you enjoy this, come back later to see a post about tiny fantasy art made into pendants, another obsession from the last week!

Susan