Tina Schiefer created this wonderful mixed media project. We hope you enjoy it!
Petit Bijoux Circ travels to the pages of Art Doll Quarterly and tells her story. The magazine is available August 1.
The main substrate is a vintage clip board, layered with an ICE Resin casting molded from an old textured canvas dictionary cover, sewn upholstery fabric and then embellished with mixed-metals, paper, and ribbon.
I created this piece in honor of my middle son, Kyle, who is currently in the Army; out of respect for family members and all my friends’ husbands, wives, sons and daughters serving now, and previously, all around us. To those who have and are risking their lives daily and are separated for months on end, to ensure our American freedoms.
As artists, as a society, not only are we free to dream and create, but we can openly convey our feelings, wants, and desires through a variety of media … written words, sculpture, music, fashion, internet. In my corner of the world, I cannot imagine my life without the simple freedom I have and the joy I find when searching for found objects and cast-offs to then use to express myself through art. Too often I think I take these and other simple, daily freedoms for granted simply because it has always been a way of life, my whole life, thanks to the many sacrifices of others beside me and before me.
Although not the traditional RED, WHITE, and BLUE, the colors that I well-up at while they are marching by in a parade, or raised at the opening ceremony of a graduation, or flown in mass numbers by a nation at a time of devastation and in need of commiseration, this piece holds a special place in my heart as a constant reminder…
AMERICA. FREE to DREAM. Just Be. And GO forth.
A great way to add a bit of glamour to a simple sweater or top is a scarf and brooch. ICE Resin® products, along with Spellbinders dies, make creating custom designs achievable.
As I’m always experimenting with new and unique ways to use products, I decided to give making actual molds from the dies a whirl. I am pleased that the results were fabulous. For this brooch, Jewelers Grade Molding Putty was mixed according to manufacturer instructions, then the smallest oval from the Spellbinder’s Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Oval set was pressed into the putty to create the mold (as you can see, I also molded many others and will be sharing those projects soon!).
The gold transparent ribbon from the ART Mechanique line is beautiful right off the spool (I think the added interest of the rough edges and golden threads makes the “scarf” more interesting) and creates a fashion accessory with a bit of glamour when paired with the completed brooch.
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