Artwork and Blog Post by Natalie Parish, QLD
Step One - Planning
This piece was ephemeral in its planning as I wanted it to flow from a concept rather than a design (this is how I often create… but things can get a bit messy). My concept was to explore the pagan roots of Easter by creating a piece in honour of Eostre the goddess of spring/dawn. Eostre also had to bear the cross of being punished for bringing the light to humankind. I decided I wanted to work in a colour I don’t usually use. As a result, you will see that during construction some pieces look almost finished whilst new bits are being added, while I got a feel for the piece. In retrospect, I probably could have assembled the piece all in white before spraying with Powertex Bister and Ranger Dylusion ink. Therefore, it is worthwhile reading the entire blog through before beginning and you may choose to use completely different colours and embellishments. Happy creating…
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Step Two - Sealing
Step Three - Building Eostre’s arms
Step Four - Prepare Stone Art & 3D Flex
Step Five - Prepare your Bister
Step Six - Paper Decoration and Wings
Step Seven - Paper Decoration, dressing Eostre
Step Eight - Clay your Cross & Dusty Attic Wings
Step Nine - Mounting Eostre
Step Ten - Bister
Step Eleven - Powertex Flowers & Embellishments
Step Twelve - Lotus and Bister Cracking
Step Thirteen - High light in White
Step Fourteen - Transparent Powertex Lace Flowers and Stone Art Attachments
Congratulations your Goddess is complete!
I hope you enjoyed this project!
See you next time...
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