My project is an art entry for the LDS Church Museum International Art Competition https://history.lds.org/event/10th-art-comp?lang=eng . I have high hopes of success because my last entry made the semi-finals:
Since the early 90's, I've been working with paper as my main medium:
My art is almost always made purely in paper. Sometimes I use other mediums like fiber, fabric, or acrylic beads to accentuate the art, or make it look a little more dimensional
I love that aspect of paper - it looks just a little more 'tangible' than watercolor, acrylic or oil paints.
You can find other examples of my paper at: http://www.elfwood.com/~swampfaye. There are examples of my faux stained glass art on that site, including lampshades similar to my last entry into this competition.
Materials needed are:
- Xyron permanent adhesive
- Xyron adjustable adhesive
- Vellum (this is the most important part, it is the faux stained glass)
- pigments (colors to stain the vellum)
- exacto blade refils
- paper (for the faux leading)
- Zig pens (more/different adhesives)
- clear enamel spray
- shipping (the most expensive of the list aside from the xyron)
- cutting mat
- white out
I do illustrations for books (examples at Calinorink.com), and that is one of the rewards for large donations.
This isn't as large of a project as the previous entry was:
but I think it can be just as inspirational. If I get this project done by the end of the year, I may make another, smaller, lampshade to enter (the one above was 18 inches high).
The window sized suncatchers can be just as beautiful and inspirational:
I hope that this has helped you understand what I hope to do with this project and that you can support me and get some more notice for a medium that gets pushed aside far too easily because it's usually under the art and not the most prominent part of it: Paper.
Thanks and God Bless.
(Before the comments on ASL, I know it's not true ASL, since we use a mix of PSE, fingerspelling and Tactile Sign because my husband is deaf/blind)
Have a great day! :)
Risks and challenges
The biggest challenge is shipping without damage. Like REAL stained glass, faux stained glass can be fragile -- even more fragile at times. The shipping will necessitate a lot of reinforcement and lots of red letters that spell out "DO NOT BEND." Another challenge will be actually being able to show up to Salt Lake City if it wins. I do not need to be present to win, however, only my art needs to be present. If I do win (the winners will be displayed in 2015), I hope to be able to afford to travel to Utah to participate and accept awards in person.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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