Thursday, February 19, 2015

Born to Fly

"Born to Fly" my new piece for Retro Cafe Art! 
When I first started this piece it was only the Shadowbox Heart,but after deciding to add the bird on the inside I knew I wanted the heart to represent "a woman's heart" and so I added the Cameo Steampunk and using one of my favorite gifts for Christmas this year...a bird wind chime,a gift from my 13 year old son,this piece came to life.

I assembled and glued the box,then added card stock with a glue stick.

I then inked up the edges with Ranger Ink Pad

I made a mold of the bird head using Mold putty.Then filled the mold with casting resin.Once cured,I painted the bird to match my design.

I added Gesso to the woman's bust then covered it in text tissue paper.Next I added Liquid Pearls to the Gears.

I added an image using a stamp and watermark ink to some of the small wood pieces.Then covered them in clear embossing powder and melted with a glue gun.Next I added Deco Arts Gold Metallic Lustre to highlight the design.

I glued the bust to the back of the heart.Added wreaths,the bird,Dresden trim,additional card stock and smaller wood bits to the design.

Next I added text to one side using word cut outs,and added more liquid pearls.

Lastly,I created a fabric wing for the other side of the heart using fabric scraps,button and brass arrow.

But the miracle is in the unfolding of the wings. You may not know where you're going, but you know that so long as you spread your wings, the winds will carry you.” 

Retro Cafe products used in this tutorial

Amazing Mold Product used in this tutorial

"Long ago God drew a circle in the sand exactly around the spot where you are standing right now. You were never not coming here. This was never not going to happen.” — Elizabeth Gilbert

Here's to making every minute count,


Anonymous said...

I love that Cat! So pretty and unique!

Amanda Summer said...

Gorgeous, as always. You are so talented, Cat - I admire your creative process. xoxo

Lynne Moncrieff said...

A sublime creation.
I adore that you incorporated a mould from your favourite gift from Christmas, such a clever idea.

Retro Cafe' Art Gallery said...

She is so incredible! Fabulous step-outs too! xoxo

Corrine at said...

Nice tutorial Cat. Lovely piece. xox

kj said...

whoa, cat! seeing how you did this was pure fun!
clap clap clap!


Kass said...

I love this. So generous of you to show how it's done. I want to make something like this right away.