Sometimes, ideas need to percolate. Gothic Kiss is one of those projects, that I lovely refer to as a “zombie project.” These are projects that feel like I’ve left them for dead, but eventually they come back to life. In a good way, of course!
I found this vintage photo on a now defunct blog that I used to frequent, Art Freebies. The author, June, shared an images every week from her collection that followers could download while the link was available that week only. Some of her images are now archived, but not all of them. This one, unfortunately, is one I can’t find anymore.
I printed the photo out right away with the idea that I would incorporate it into a mixed media work. I coated it with several layers of liquid clay to turn it into a canvas and then I filed it into a manilla folder while I worked through my artist’s block. Now, about 3 years later, the project is done, and I’m enjoying seeing it displayed in my living room.
So what was the kick in the pants that got the project moving?
Really, two things provided the motivation. The first was the theme for the upcoming The Polymer Clay Artists Guild of Etsy Challenge: “Wall Art.” The second was the desire to try out some surface techniques in a new book that I just picked up: The Polymer Clay Artist’s Guide by Marie Segal.
Do you have a project that finally came back from the dead? What got the ball rolling for you?