Sunday, January 17, 2010

Bad Girls Project 52 Challenge #8: Frame and Fill

It's time for a new Bad Girls Project 52 Challenge!!!

What is Bad Girls Project 52, you ask? Well in their own words...

"BAD GIRLS PROJECT 52 is an artistic community of 10 artists who share their view of a very poignant challenge that is put forth to them every 2nd and 4th Monday. We welcome everyone to join us on this journey and share their artistry is our hope that by playing with us you will find peace and calm in all areas of art and gain more insight into the wonderful world of mixed media....

If you are NEW to us, join in and we answer your questions here.
Ask anyone who has finished one of our challenges (challenge gallery) and they will agree, our challenges will inspire YOU to be more


(the process or product of deliberately arranging elements in a way that appeals to the senses or emotions. It encompasses a diverse range of human activities, creations, and modes of expression),


(marked by independence and creativity in thought or action),


(exhilarating: making lively and cheerful),


(The meaning of invention is the creation of a new configuration, composition of matter, device, or process),



(That satisfies, gratifies, pleases or comforts)!"

I am so thrilled to offer you MY interpretation of challenge #8: Frame and Fill, as one of the THREE (yes, three!!) Guest Designers for January!

mment below, and to visit our blogs as well (links are in the sidebar.) The challenge is kept brief to allow room for you to interpret it creatively.

Here it is Challenge #8:
Challenge 8 – Frame & Fill (frame - good size, found, repurposed, purchased, wood, or metal, etc… fill – image, artwork, copy-right free image, or collage, etc...)

•Theme – Birds (real, fantasy, feathers, eggs, nests, or trees, etc…)
•Required material – Glass (marbles, sea glass, microscope slides, altered frame glass, broken mirror or glass tesserae, etc…)

In my interpretaion I created a wintry canvas with acrylics, Prima paintables, Harlee Quinnz Designs patterned papers, mirror pieces and beeswax. I created my antiqued frame by glazing a used frame with a handmade glaze of acrylic extender and Ranger Vintage Photo Reinker. I added branches, leaves, flowers, snow and ice (in the form of Ranger Glossy Accents, White Glitter and White Pearl Fabric Paint) and a bird with handcrafted feathered wings and tail holding a vintage chandalier crystal. My theme: Awakwening (as in Come On Spring!).

Be sure and check out the Bad Girls Project 52 Blog for more artisitic interpretations of this challenge! Hope you'll join us in creating!


Julie Ann Shahin said...

I posted this on Facebook too, it's just amazing, I would so love to drool over that background especially in person. Thanks so much for being part of our Bad Girls family. YOU ROCK!

I need your snail mail addy!

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Sophia said...

It is beautiful I love it...WTG

sPaRkLiNg sCrApBoOkS said...

omg, look at this! This rocks. And can I fly down there so you can teach me how to use Glimmer Mist! I know YOU know!lol