mixed media sculpture

Sunday, February 13, 2011

I've been wanting to make a mixed media sculpture for a while and I finally completed my first one. I'm really happy with the way that it turned out ... so many of "my favourite things" all combined into one little 3-D piece of art! The sparrow on top looks like the bird in my logo and was my inspiration for this piece.

Most of it just came together over the past 3 weeks as I cleaned up my supplies and sorting through my boxes of scraps and antique findings. The tin container at the bottom is an antique film container that I've had for about 15 years -I have one more of them and will use it when I create another one of these for Robyn ... she has already requested one of these with lots of pink for her bedroom at the cottage.

Here's a couple of views of the different sides ... there is lots of layering and every element has a special meaning to me. Again, antique pieces that I've collected and have been sitting in boxes .... hidden away for no one to see ... are now out and on view. I guess that I was just waiting for a project special enough to use them in! I'm sure that you have scrapbooking supplies or vintage pieces of jewellery that are that are doing the same thing in your home!!
I also broke open the seal of my German Silver Emporium Pure Glass Glitter that I purchased in New York last year at Tinsel Town Trading Company ... you can read more about my New York inspirations here . This glitter was a little more expensive than other glitters that I have purchased so it has been collecting dust in my studio just waiting to be used. It is sooo beautiful and sparkles like little diamonds! You can find this glitter online at tinseltrading.com.

The tin container created a secret hiding space in this piece ... which makes it a functional piece of art too ...
so I worked it into a little area of my kitchen ... it looks like just another piece of art!

I think that after I make Robyn's little sculpture I may work on another version of these mixed media sculptures to teach a class. I've got so many different ideas in my head - and they are so much fun to design! I'll keep you posted!


  1. What a special sculpture. How did you make the bird? Was it an antique piece, too? Just precious.