Friday, 22 February 2013

Ceramic Altered Art!

I wanted to make something this valentines for my boys. Looking through my cupboards at a variety of chipped plates, I thought this would be a good starting point, new supper plates. I wanted to do something different for each one and didn't want them matching!
I've been looking into and attempting scrapbooking and altered art for while. It reminds me of my art school days where I constantly had a sketch/ideas book on the go, with writing, scribbles, doodles, scraps of paper, fabrics bulging out of one book or another that i took every where to collect and store inspiration to work on my next piece of work from- lovely, I really must start doing that again- note to self!
So a while ago I started to collecting various stamps, inks, papers and trinkets to make up interesting photo frames and albums of my family and friends to look back on.
This, I decided was how I wanted to style the boys plates, it would obviously have a different end result, as the layering would purely be 2 dimensional, using brush strokes and stamps, as opposed to the stamping, layering and building used in altered art- but worth a shot!
I am pleased with the results of my first plates, and the boys were thrilled. I did add little ceramic additions onto Bo's and Tobias' plates- not great for stacking though!

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