Saturday, May 2, 2015

Find your Spark and Wear it too!

The first round of projects from the Kraaft Shaak design team have been shared, and now we are moving onto another great month of Kreative Sparks! For the month of May, we hope to get everyone wearing their art! Each week, a new KSDT member will share a unique wearable project. Don't miss out on all the great projects. Follow the team by visiting the Kraaftshaak.com. 

I decided to use the book text pages that came in the mixed media kit. I've always loved using text book pages for my art, and this project was a great excuse to use something I love.


My project inspiration came from the glass beads in my kit. It came with some beautiful green peacock beads.  So, I ran with that idea hoping to create a peacock feather piece of some sort. 

I wanted to create something fun and bright. The hardest thing was deciding on a project and sticking to it. I had so many ideas I finally had to scale back and decide on just one. 


I picked out some  neo color II that reminded me of peacock feathers and drew some ovals onto my paper. I then added some water to activate and blend the colors. When everything was dry, I cut out my ovals and then backed my pieces onto some chipboard aka cereal box. This added some extra support to my ovals.  These ovals will serve as my main elements.

I wasn't sure what I was creating. I just knew it would be some sort of jewelry. Naturally, you can't have jewelry without beads. 

So I created some. I added some color onto another text page. This time I made long streaks of color. I then added water to blend my colors and get some fun coordinating paper. I cut out long triangles from my paper and rolled them up using a paper bead rolling tool. I wasn't worried about perfect beads I just wanted to make something to accent whatever I decided to create.


Once I had my main elements, I played around with the placement of things. I added some metal pieces that were included in my kit as a special bonus. My feather was looking a bit flat, so I decided to create a flower to add to it. 

The mixed media kit came with some cheese cloth. I used a piece of it and used my spray inks to match the colors I was using. I used some distress ink, as well as some tattered Angels ink. I played with coordinating colors of blues and greens.  Once it was dry, I cut up the cloth into small squares and stacked them up to create a dimensional flower. I created a center for my flower by glueing a glass vase filler bead onto a colored text page. I added some metal pieces to highlight my center and some glass beads to give it some shine. 


I decided to add some sparkle using the glass beads and some glossy accents. 

Once I had all my pieces ready,  I glued everything together to create my necklace. I added some white cord to string my necklace.  It was too white, I used my inktense color pencils to add a bit of blue and green to it.


I was able to achieve the look that I wanted. A large peacock feather type piece. 


I hope that this project has sparked some Kreativity and you can find a way to make some art and wear it too! If you want to play with a mixed media kit of your own shop at the Kraaft Shaak



Please be sure to check out the awesome design team members and follow their amazing work! 











13 comments:

  1. Wowzer, Sandra!!! You knocked this one out of the ball park!!! Amazing Spark of Kreativity here!!!

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  2. Lovely, a statement piece! Amazing and fresh idea!

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad you think it's a fresh idea. I wanted some pop of bright happy color.

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  3. Lovely, a statement piece! Amazing and fresh idea!

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  4. Love the colors Sandra 😀 Great idea to make a peacock inspired piece !

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    1. Thank you! I love the colors in the peacock feathers!

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  5. Bazinga! You really knocked it out of the park with this one. Lovely and so full of color!! (just like you!)

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    1. Thank you! It's not easy going first!

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  6. Beautiful! Learned something new too...I use cheese cloth in the kitchen, but I'll be using it in art too! :)

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    1. It's lots of fun! It can be used as a stencil or to add texture and of course for flowers.

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