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« on: February 03, 2013 06:30:23 AM »

This was created for a local exhibition with the title "Beauty and the Macabre". I bought a couple of these glass dome displays at a charity shop and knew I wanted to use one in some way for this exhibition. It had a truly hideous fake flower arrangement in there before...I'll spare you the photo Cheesy

I had a hard time thinking of something that was both beautiful and also macabre, I kept thinking of one or the other until I decided on the skull image for the spots. I wanted it to otherwise look just like a Victorian display.

The ladybird (ladybug) is all paper with pipecleaners inside the legs for support. I tried to make some of the ridges underneath and the legs as accurate as I could.



I covered the wooden base with old disctionary pages and them tissue paper torn into strips, then watercoloured. The ladybird is on a lovely patch of moss, twigs and leaves.


Here he is on the loose Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2013 06:43:17 AM »

I love this! So cool!
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« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2013 07:28:46 AM »

Most excellent! Love the skully spots.
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« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2013 10:31:16 AM »

It's difficult to make either skulls or ladybugs any more awesome than they already are but you managed it Smiley  <3 <3 it!
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« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2013 09:09:57 PM »

Fantastic! It makes my brain go a bit wibbly trying to figure out how to make paper come out that good. I love all the little details and the entire thing is just perfect. I bow down to your crafty talents.
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« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2013 04:38:46 AM »

Thank you! It did take me quite a while to get the head/body just how I wanted it Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2013 04:49:26 AM »

She is beautiful and she has loads of personality. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2013 07:06:20 AM »

Really nicely done. I like the subject you chose!
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« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2013 09:46:21 AM »

Thank you! Smiley

Just putting the finishing touches to a juggling dung beetle at the moment Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2013 08:49:46 PM »

oh gosh. what a perfect combination, skulls really do go with everything! LOVE!
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