Thank you for visiting artful embellishments. This is the third year for this blog and I am so happy to keep publishing. I started in 2011 and began with a quilt of the week, this lead to the leaf of the week for my newly designed paper tree that is located on the wall of my garage in 2012.......2013 is going to bring a lot of excitement and positive change. As a personal challenge for 2013, I plan on designing a artist trading card each week to be featured on the blog.
With so many interests, there will be quilting, art quilting, leaves (and more leaves), as well as experiments in thermofax screen printing, fabric dying, and tons of DIY recycle projects. I may even enter that altered fashion scene. To a happy and healthy 2013, may we all find happiness in those things we create....thank you for stoping by artful embellishments.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Ornament #10 and #11 Facets

These two ornaments were done using the Tim Holtz "Facets". I prefer to call them crystals. These ornaments are so easy to make. You just need to select the image and use a clear craft glue to adhere them to the back of the crystal. You can use art images, family photos, or any ephemera. The two images came from an old magazine advertisement for a museum. The one on the right is of Mary and Christ. I thought that if fit this crystal well and is so symbolic of the season. The one on the left is a Jan Van Eyck painting. I wrote an entire paper on this piece of artwork last fall for an Art and History class. I was absolutely fascinated by the symbolism in this piece. It was completed in 1434 and was done in oils. It had been thought to be a marriage certificate as witnessed by the artist. There is much mystery and controversy surrounding the meaning of this painting and the symbolism within. I thought the colors were so vibrant in this piece and it holds significant meaning to me since it was my first final exam paper in an art class!

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