Behind the design:
Every year I make a card for my Mum's birthday. She's even gone so far as to expect
a handmade card from me
Yesterday she said to me on the way to town to pick up a couple of last minute bits;
"I hoped you'd make me a card"
"I am going to"
"Oh good! *grin* I feel like I'm missing out if I don't get a card from you that you've made."
I think that's a backwards complement, but I digress.
The last couple of years I've stuck to 1 of 2 themes; Butterflies (as demonstrated in this years Mother's Day gift ([link] [link]
) or peacocks. We both have a mutual love for them and I wanted to do something a bit different this year for her card.
After various dA searches for "peacock", I stumbled upon this beautiful design [link] Peacock Tattoo
and was inspired by the simplicity and elegance of the drawing. I decided to make a tile to mount on the card for my Mum based on this drawing.
I used Fimo polymer clay for the tile itself (it's about 3 inches square, not quite the true dimensions of an ACEO but it's close enough
The peacock is 'drawn' by artists wire (4-5 different colours). In-filled (in a semi-cloisonné fashion) with various glitters and embossing powders and finally the whole tile has been covered in an oil-slick style polyurethane and moon-dust mix.
It's REALLY hard to capture the colour play in this, hopefully the 3 different shots give you a fair idea of how pretty this tile really is
I am offering tiles like this for commission, depending on complexity of the design they will range from £15 to £20; this one of medium complexity would cost £17 (this particular tile is not for sale, however). The tile is 3inches square and there is plenty of room for a custom message (inscribed) on the reverse, I will only add my signature and the date as standard. Feel free to send me a note to discuss ideas and designs
Many thanks to *littlecheese
for her kind permission to be inspired by her wonderful tattoo drawing!
Artwork is ©S-DJohnson.
Thank you for taking the time to look at my art, a comment is worth more than a favourite, I am always looking to improve and welcome any advice!