Monday, April 4, 2011

A new & different way to hang my art

I have been thinking for a while now about how I could mount my artwork in a different way, besides just printing it on paper. I needed something that represented my style, it had to be colourful of course, have an element of fun, and must be able to be hung anywhere.

I love the idea of mixing different mediums and textures together. I am always in awe of talented multi media artists, my two favourites the awesome Danita and Kelly Rae. But as I have a long way to go before I create master pieces like these guys, this is how I am mixing it up.

The design I am using is my "Garden Party" design.

I wanted this piece of artwork to have bold colour, and gorgeous girly ruffles. I adore hot pink and lime together, and because these 2 colours are already in the design, this decision was easy. So I start here with some long lengths of fabric and gather them until I get the lengths desired.

I knew I wanted my work to be round, so I had to adjust my original "Garden Party" design a bit, so it sat perfectly in a circle. After printing it on cotton, I started taking the ruffle around the around the outer edge with large lime green tacking stitches.

All done. Time for the base.

I got my paints out and painted the back of the circular board in a vibrant hot cherry pink.
Once finished and completely dry, I used some strong craft glue and applied it around the edges of the board, and on the inside of my artwork at the ruffle edge.

All done, I am really happy with it, as it's exactly as I wanted it, bright and loads of fun.
Hang it on your wall, or stand it up on a shelf leaning against the wall. To hang it on your wall I use Command 3M velcro strips, super easy and you don't have to worry about untidy hooks, they're also removable.

This was such an enjoyable piece to create and I have to admit, I loved every moment of it.

I have created only 2 of these designs with one listed on my etsy and madeit shops.

2 comments:

Tammi said...

Wow!! That is stunning :) and such a creative way to display art.

Bel said...

That's so sweet, I think it may possibly be my all time fav of yours