Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Cabinet of Curiosities

Art Curiosities
Challenge Theme by ArtsyMama is "Curiosity". The challenge also had specific instructions for creating a page. (Please check out her blog for that.) For this challenge I was inspired to try paper casting by a great tutorial that Michelle Ward posted here.

My page spread was already painted. The techniques that I used were: paint, text that I found in a junk mail subscription offer received yesterday, paper, writing, sand, stamp, 3-d, surprise, and charcoal. The surprise element was the piece of acetate that I had used as a paint pallet and had also punched out a butterfly for some other project. It is under the paper casting.
For my paper casting I used one of my original doll molds.
This is one of the porcelain dolls made from the mold. She is dollhouse size and is a bridesmaid. I want to tell you more about all of that as I feel I may have gone full circle now. But I am way past bed-time and just must tell you goodnight and....
More later,
Sharon

10 comments:

  1. Norah, do you want to go completely mad. Have you seen the Somerset Studio publication 'ART DOLL'.
    Combining a past interest with the one one. can be a possible new thing.
    Art and Dolls. Both are art.
    Your work fits it nicely.

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  2. Sharon, your page is stunning!!! I love the lush colors and how you personally interpreted that theme by trying out something new. I'm a bit late with the second challenge but hope to post something tonight. And I will have to have a go at that paper casting technique! Thanks for sharing. Ok, need to get my hands on some molds first.

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  3. Sharon this is gorgeous!!! I love how you added the writing in white and that paper casting is amazing!!! smiles...

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  4. Amazing work! I love the colors and that mould of the face. Your red journal is fabulous too! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  5. Hi Sharon! The concept of curiousity lends itself to so many untried techniques. This looks like a fun challenge! Love your original casting from the statue! ~Sharon

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  6. Oh my goodness....this is so incredibly creative and unique. Wow...that paper casting is just stunning!!! LOVE your pages:) I'm in awe!

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  7. Simply stunning! The colors are wonderful. I also love your red page...actually all of your art is so beautiful!

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  8. Oohh, cool. I love how it turned out. I love that it's a 3-D piece. I'll have to consider doing one.
    Nerissa

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  9. WOW!!!!! You done-did-good!!! And that doll is spectacular too! Do you have a dollhouse also?

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  10. Now, you have to explain papercasting to me and is this one of the childrens books you primed last week?

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