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« on: July 10, 2008 06:42:21 AM »

Yet another project! This was done a year ago. It's my family crest. In case you can't really make out what is on it, there are two cardinals perched on braches on each side of the crest, on top of the helmet is a camel, and there are feathers on the top and bottom of the crest. Also there are three hinges on the face of the crest as well as a fleur de lis.

It measures 3ft by 3ft and is more of a mixed media work. Basically I've used anything I can get my hands on to make the crest and then tissued the entire thing followed by paint. The first picture shows you what's underneath -> beads, styrofoam, cut up javex bottles, a toy camel, fabric dipped in animal glue, styrofoam, cardboard, pine cones, and even old speaker wire all mounted on the 3ft x 3ft flat.







I recently moved and the stone look really did not go with anything in my place, so I'm working on making it look like a bronze. I still have a little work to do on it.



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« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2008 06:50:16 AM »

That is insanely awesome!!  I love it!  You did an amazing job.
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« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2008 07:12:05 AM »

i thought the first pic was incredible, but the end result is really
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triple love it!!
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« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2008 07:13:56 AM »

this is so flippin' awesome looking! i'm amazed that the writing still showed up after the tissue and whatnot. i love that it's becoming bronze, too.
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« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2008 07:15:26 AM »

I want one!!!!!
That must have taken you ages to complete and its so impressive.
and really versatile if you can change it from stone to bronze. thats killer really
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« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2008 07:19:10 AM »

Yeah it was a long project... Took about 1 month of solid work.
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« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2008 07:26:17 AM »

That's simply amazing! I wish I had a family crest just to be able to do something like this! Well done.
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« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2008 07:29:18 AM »

That is Awsome!!!
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« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2008 07:36:39 AM »

What did you cover the base layer with to make it look like stone?

It's gorgeous!
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« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2008 08:51:42 AM »

The faux-stone is all in the painting technique but the entire thing was tissued prior to painting. Basically gift wrap tissue (white) that is applied using a mixture of old paint and glue.
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