Here are the close-ups of the other three art pieces that'll be for sale (only $35!!) in the Petite Valentin art show at Zinnia, starting tomorrow. Stop by and say "Hi"! The opening is Sat, the 11th from 6-9pm, but the show will continue for the rest of the month, ... what doesn't sell right away that is!! They're going to be selling the art right off the wall so you can take yours home right away! Zinnia is an amazing little art store in South Pasadena. I'm planning on hanging out at Zinnia for a while, then cruising around the area. The opening is part of the South Pasadena Arts Crawl, so I want to check out some of the other galleries too. I can't wait! There's going to be lots of art, live music, and food in the area! Yahoo!
Ok, speaking of art...
This is "Amour".
It's made on a 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 piece of wood. I started it off by glueing down vintage French book pages, then layered some heavy gel medium over them. I used a stencil and the gel medium to create the word "amour", then when it dried, I painted over the whole thing. I drew the Eiffel Tower with graphite and glued down a piece of black lace across the bottom. I added copper tacks, a tiny crocheted circle, and a heart I cut out from plaster cloth and painted red. Then, as with all six pieces, I sealed it to protect it and keep things from smudging.
Next up is "Be Gentle".
I love this one. OK, I love them all, (each one is a favorite!?), but this one doesn't look as great in photo as it does in person..the subtle colors and textures, etc.. It's done on a 4 3/8" x 5" piece of wood. I also started this by gluing down the vintage French book pages and covering them with heavy gel medium and paint...
I cut a piece of plaster cloth, wet it, folded it in half and layed it to dry on a piece of wax paper. When it was dry, I used an exacto knife to cut out a heart (I used the inside heart shape on "Be Still") and glued down the "heart window" over the base. I painted and antiqued it, and added copper tacks and twine. I filled in the center of the heart with clear crackle paint (to show how fragile the heart is) and when dry, I antiqued it to show the cracks then used paint to stamp the message, "Be Gentle", on it.
The last piece below is titled "Treasured".
It's on a 4 3/8" x 4 3/8" piece of wood. I wet a piece of plaster cloth and wrapped it around the wood, smoothed it a bit then left it to dry on wax paper. I painted over it all and scratched into it with a sharp tool, then antiqued it...
So there you have it, the rest of the six art pieces that I made for the Petite Valentin art show. To see my other three pieces that will be in the show and get more info (if you missed my last post) click here or just scroll down one post.
Hopefully all will go well and you'll see me and my (not-so-Petite) Valentine David cruising the art scene. Oh, and happy birthday Honey!! I love you!! You're the best husband ever! xoxo
Hope to see you all here!!
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