I was recently set a challenge by a friend to produce a piece of altered art/assemblage using 5 items and themes of his choice.
This idea came about after a few glasses of wine which I deeply regretted in the morning upon remembering the theme he came up with..
Tribal, shrine, entrapped, scrap metal, rust, distressed and all of this along with a hint of steampunk!!
What's even worse are the five items he chose for me..get these, a decopatch tissue box, a wooden bear money box, a small decopatch frame, a trinket box and finally just to add insult to injury….. a decopatch princess mask!!!….. yeah…. thanks for that mate!!
I was however allowed to add any bits I had lying around to the piece and of course, Decoart acrylic paint.
This was a tough challenge because there were other things I wanted to use but without further ado, here it is!
Can you tell I am being very influenced by de Mengs work at the moment?! :)
Old trophy handles where mounted on the sides of the tissue box.
The tribal part of the theme was added by making this head from epoxy putty, mounting it in the small box and adding the frame over the top.
The money box was fitted with a light and a watch face fitted over the hole….I'm afraid the teddy bear had to go!
I then stamped the butterfly girl from my Altered Easter stamps onto some acetate and mounted that inside the box… this is the entrapment part of the themes.
The steampunk element came from the glasses mounted on the mask, these were made from old binocular parts and a pocket watch.
A light was then fitted behind the lens.
Have a great day,