Using wire as our substrate, we will create an ethereal study of Earth’s living elements, plant and animal, to create a wall hanging. I have lately been experimenting with transparency and translucency in my work. The juxtaposition of hard wire and soft papers creates an interesting way to let the light in.
We will be exploring the many ways to use various papers that lend themselves perfectly to this art: tea bags, rice paper, tissue and more. We will be embedding natural elements like cicada wings and pressed flowers between two papers. We will also be forming leaves, pods and critters with soft wire, some of which dangle and swing freely within the frames, utilizing positive and negative space.
Materials Fee $ 20.00 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
All the wire and wire elements, papers, beads, embossing powder, paper punches, crackle medium, paint, board, nail polish, needle and thread and extra of everything
Supplies Needed to bring for Class:
Gel medium, tacky glue, ruler, soft paint brushes, craft knife, scissors, jewelry grade pliers: needle nose, flat nose, round nose, wire cutter, a hammer and small metal anvil block (available at most craft stores in the jewelry dept.). Any flat natural elements like insect wings, dried and pressed flowers and leaves. Silhouette images of animals (wolf, hawk, bear, fish, etc.) no bigger than 3 x 3 inches, spray bottle, paper towels
Optional: Apron, paper punches of natural elements
Many of the required supplies may be pre-ordered from Meininger. They will be ready and waiting for you to pick up when you arrive at the retreat. To order supplies, contact Meininger.