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Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Mels Candy

A special commission for a special lady.... a little bit of Blog Candy for Mel


It's a concertina book designed to hang up.... Finding something to write especially for her was easy... they are her own words inspired by the moon from a little while ago.... I dropped silver powder into black gouache for the calligraphy, giving a random sparkly moonlight effect...


I wanted "silver strands" to literally "thread downwards"...this is achieved with aluminium leaf over a raised line from a glue gun, and also rubbed over flat glue.... choosing a format was more tricky, as it was to be posted to canada.... Sue (creative spirit) provided the inspiration to combine a vertical format that I wanted, with a book...


The book is covered with japanese sanwaa tissue, it is deliciously fine with pieces of gold & silver leaf in it. Layered over black paper it gives the effect I wanted.

Silver strands thread light downwards...

Into the heart of darkness...

Winds with the ebb & flow of time...

To send our hearts & minds once more into these weavings...

Of magic & the old ways to bind & connect our souls once more
with She who knows

5 comments:

Haley @ Iridescent Dark said...

It's so beautiful, what a lovely gift for you to have made!

cinner said...

Just beautiful!tTake care Cinner

Mel said...

So THAT'S how you did it...:)

Sorry for getting the technical details wrong and your pic does it waaaaay more justice...:)

have I mentioned that I LOVE it..

go ahead, everyone...be jealous!!

~much love~

Rose said...

I love this - so beautiful and so personal!

Suzi Smith said...

Thankyou folks... x

Nothing wrong with your details mel, just thought I'd better let slip some trade secrets for y'all!... & by the way I loved doing it x
The pressures on to match it for you Rose, eh?! Still thinking on that one hunny x

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