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« on: October 02, 2008 07:27:53 AM »

sac·ri·lege      /ˈsækrəlɪdʒ/ [sak-ruh-lij]  –noun

1. the violation or profanation of anything sacred or held sacred. 
2. an instance of this. 
3. the stealing of anything consecrated to the service of God. 

I think I captured this, although I did not see the "functional" requirement of the challenge until later.  Unfortunately, I don't make things that are functional...

Now the info - spent $14.15
-Cake pan
-Virgin de Guadalupe candle
-princess toy set
-lifesavers and tissue paper (didn't use)

Added my own:
-thread for straws
-picture hanging wire (to create hook for hanging)

Here is the backup:

I dried the tortilla, steamed image off candle image and glued to tortilla.  Painted the cake pan and glued tortilla on.  Embellished by breaking up the princess set (top is the lobster claw clip with ring in center and bottom is broken up crown) and adding straw garland. 

I had a blast and made this very fast.  I was totally inspired and plan to make more.

I was also convinced that I created a new art form - I named it tortilla art.  Searched Google and well, not so original.  There are a few people out there doing it!!!  I'm definitely going to make some more, but need to work on protecting the tortilla with a varnish or something. 

Here it is hanging in my office where I keep all of my religious icons!

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« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2008 07:46:13 AM »

It looks just glorious on your wall Smiley Great stuff!

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« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2008 07:48:54 AM »

That is amazing!  It looks like authentic folk art - and I guess it is, huh?   Shocked  Congratulations!  I hope you post the others you plan on making.

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« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2008 08:02:18 AM »

Nice job! I love it it's beautiful. Ah, Safeway, reminds me of being at my mom's house :')

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« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2008 08:14:53 AM »

i just think that this is awesome.
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« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2008 08:49:44 AM »

Thats really cool! And it is functional, as a picture! Great job!

« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2008 09:28:52 AM »

It is very pretty.  I'd say techinically it is functional as an artistic decoration.
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« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2008 10:08:13 AM »

Tortilla art!!  That is awesomeness. Cheesy

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« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2008 12:26:32 PM »

I don't care if it's functional or not (I think it is) it's fanTASTic!!  I need one of these for my kitchen. 

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« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2008 05:55:46 PM »

this is pretty awesome

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