For the first time in a long time I have created a card that was actually inspired by 2 things in particular, rather than just letting things happen. I found a long lost postcard bought at the Tutankhamun Exhibition in London, some years ago in an old box of memories and have just received a new Cracked Clay Mask from SplodgeAway. These were the basis for my make.. Here is my inspiration!!!!
I wanted to create my own Relief and feature it on a card. It set my mind thinking of the craftsmanship and the sands and the dry heat and the cracked earth after the rains......I knew exactly what I wanted to do!!! and I had the PERFECT mask to help me out!!
So here is the finished result which I will run you through.
I have entitled this A Key To The Past
Now from my postcard inspiration I wanted to think of the way to create a relief........several aborted attempts and then EUREKA!!!. Decided that white air dry clay would give the right feel and texture. Rolled some out and then Stamped it with a beautiful Egyptian Elusive Images Rubber Stamp Plate. I tore the pieces apart that I wanted, guessing if I smashed it when dry I might ruin it!!! The impression is obviously indented not in relief, but looked pleasing. The worst part was waiting overnight for it to dry!1 Patience is not one of my virtues.
Gently rubbed Scattered Straw and aged Mahogany over the clay and because it was indented it left the images white so they really were clear.
All that remained was to attach everything to the card. In fact I am keeping this for myself and putting it in a frame to remind myself of that wonderful exhibition and my on going love of the Old Kingdom.
Thank you to SplodgeAway for inspiring my initial thought for this and af course to Tutnkhamun.
hope you enjoyed seeing this I had so much fun creating it and will have so much pleasure in looking at it.
thanks also for any comments you choose to leave they are so appreciated.