This time it's all about getting the inspiration and making art from this inspiration.
And this is the story of this art piece.
Here and there I am asked about the places where I get my art inspiration. Sometimes it's just from photos (when I scarp); sometimes it's from the nature, seasons and things around us; sometimes it's just a song title or a song line ; and sometimes the whole piece is born from the TV show or a movie.
This arches over the arch altered Mixed Media piece was born from the TV show.
Lately I am addicted to historic serials and one of those is Da Vinci's Demons show of already two seasons. Our TV providers changed the name to Da Vinci's Secrets, but the original name is a real thing. This outstanding artist was obsessed with his own demons and also this show is somewhere between history and fantasy, it's still all about the artist searching for his way in the chaotic 16- th century world.
So with Rubber Dance Da Vinci stamp set it was just so natural to make the art piece about Da Vinci's demons connected to my own art.
I didn't make a full tutorial for this art piece, but I think it's all self explanatory one.
According to the artist's life time arches were the best kind of a " canvas" to arrange his work over.
So I used 3 of Tando Creative chipboard arches one over another to make this 3 layers arrangement.
Da Vinci's self portrait was placed in the central part over the bottom arch and his 2 gorgeous ladies were placed inside the second arch from both sides.
All stamping was made over white tissue paper and glued with gel medium.
The chipboard was painted in red color (he was bleeding over and over in this movie, really and inside his soul.) I used crackle medium over the red paint and then painted with dirty white paint to get this aged look.
For this artist being an engineer it was obvious that I need to use metal gears and metal parts over my art piece.
My title was made in two parts. The upper one (His demons) was made with paper stickers used as a mask and black ink added over the stickers, that were peeled later.
The " My art" part of title was made with two chipboard letters and stamped ART word (Da Vinci stamp set). I also added some other RD stamps, such as number strip from ATC backgrounds 1 set on the bottom and stamped circles over my tissue stamped pieces ( Round in Circles set). As the final touches I added another small chipboard arch with a metal clock over it and some teal mist drops around for the interest. The music notes chipboard on the bottom was added as my tribute to the music of his soul.
I am really sorry that all the background textures are not really seen on my photos as they are also very rich in colors and textures.
I enter this to a couple of web challenges:
Simon Says Stamp and Show- Anything goes
Architecture for Mixed Media place
Anything but a card challenge blog
Anything altered MM- for Altered eclectics
Anything goes for That craft place