I was made up when Jen chose the theme for this month. It was a happy coincidence that I already had some plans for a Luna Moth piece so I didn’t have too much thinking to do! If you’ve been following along with the theme reveals, you will have seen that I’m currently obsessed with automata and this month is no different. I’ve been playing around with incorporating magnets so that things seem to move by magic. I like the idea of not being able to see the mechanism and having people wonder how they work. Earlier in the month I made bees and butterflies, you can see these on my @houseofwonders instagram page.
The moth itself was made from paper and polymer clay, and painted with acrylics.
I built a mechanism and frame for him to live in and filled it with catkins made from twigs and wool roving, as well as a printed moon.
I took a very wobbly video of him fluttering up to the moon… I need to redo it now the sun’s made an appearance. The day I was filming was so dark and dreary, it turned out looking dreadful, but you get the idea!
I like how he turned out, the wobbly nature of using magnets really lends itself well to creating something that looks fairly realistic.
Next, I thought I’d do a bit of painting. I’ve been wanting to make painted leather cuffs for a while, so took the opportunity to have a go for the theme. This was painted with acrylics.
I’ve been wearing it for a couple of weeks and it seems to be holding up pretty well!
And finally, I have a WIP. I’ve had to go back to clay this month as I have a fair and classes coming up in May, so I started off making a sprig to use on different things.
This was made in to a mould with potter’s plaster so I can easily reproduce the design over and over. I was disappointed I didn’t get time to get it made in to something finished, but he’s on the list for next week!
This post is part of the Art Elements Theme Challenge blog hop. Thanks for reading and I hope you’ll join me for a browse through the list to see what the team and special guests created for the Luna Moth theme… Follow the links below 🙂
Art Elements Team:
Caroline << You are here