I am preparing for an exhibition in NYC in April and have decided to create what I am calling Mixed Media Medallions to use as components of my artwork. But as you will see, if you attach a chain to these pieces they would actually make some pretty cool jewelry -- which would be a first for me.
This is the first in the series...
There are so many stunning bezels to choose from in this collection and for this piece I started with the bronze, small Crown Bezel. I snipped off the loop at the tip of the crown as I would not be using it as a connector.
For an old world look, I used a patina solution to alter the surface of a small piece of copper sheeting. I cut this to size using die #1 from the matching Crown Circle Dies to create the background inset for the bezel.
Wanting to add a bit of edginess to the piece, I cut a piece of decorative paper into a jagged gear using a die from the Sprightly Sprocket die set.
For me, combining the elegant bezel with a grouping of found metal objects is the perfect mix.
Once I had all the components prepared, it was time to stack and glue. In the end, a mixed media medallion was born.
I look forward to showing you in a few months how I will use this in a mixed media artwork for the exhibition.
Spellbinders Paper Art Supplies:
Other: found objects, decorative paper, copper sheeting, patina solution, adhesive, tinner snips