Once in a while, a whimsical thought appears in my head when I observe a visual art piece (static art or movies, reminisce a recent conceptual lingering (the design of my recent ink), and audio art (guardians of galaxy 2 original score) and then... bam(!) an idea pops up in my head and it drives my creative processes.
It's important to give credit where it's due, so please do visit a wonderful video that was the main inspiration for this. I also "scrap-lifted" from the Guardians from Galaxy 2 Movie Poster as well (while listening to Tyler Bates' original score for it). Did I mention I cried when Dad was played on my spotify?
All materials can be found at Made with Love.
My recent tattoo on my left arm really explored ways to experiencing different perspectives through observation in different directions. The Noble Gent stamp set from Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous was serendipitous in delivering an image that does exactly that!
On watercolor paper for the background, I used the distress oxides and inks to create the background and I must say, distress oxides layered over distress inks really creates an illusion of depth, while maintaining its fluidity of watercolor, that I have never experienced with any other products out in the craft market to date. It is so wonderful to work with it!
I really wanted to play with angles and perspectives so I did some hand-cutting of perfect diamonds off of a St Tropez paper from Frank Garcia for Prima Marketing using the Tim Holtz stencils, cut them out and then created cubes with them instead.
[Importantly, the darker bolder tones are consistently on one side of the cube with the other two sides using the diamonds which were cut out of more pastel or paler tones. ]
In fact, I wanted the idea of spheres as snapshots of "reality" and the picture of the ocean on the St Tropez collection from Frank Garcia for Prima Marketing really was the perfect image for the 1 inch punched circles while I hand-cut carefully the "shadows" of the circle from black card stock to create the illusion of the sphere.
I also cut out perspective and angular images to add interests to the piece. The skyscrapers of New York really added to draw attention to the middle of the layout.
Finally, adding a circle really completed the look and I used a circle die (you can use anything really) as a stencil to draw a bold circle line to ground all the floating elements together.
Hope you enjoyed the work!