It's time for another Art Inspiration Challenge, but the new Thursday Challenge is all about the Blog. So, I figured we'd combine them!
Like I said the last couple of weeks, I'm a former ceramicist. One of my very favorite shapes/vessels to throw on the potter's wheel was enclosed forms, kind of like eggs (I never was able to pull off spheres...). So my challenge to you this week is:
Using the tips on the Scrapping Multiple Photos tutorial from the Blog. Make a layout inspired by one or more of the following vessels.
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A Ukrainian tradition, pysanky eggs are characterized by unique folkloric designs that are created with a wax-resist process. Artist Katy David of KatyEgg Design creates and sells her versions of pysanky using the age-old process: cover eggs with wax in desired designs, dye eggs, cover with more wax in different designs, dye eggs again, and repeat until you reach the darkest color you want to use. The final step: melt the wax from the egg, using a candle flame, to reveal the patterns of colors protected underneath. The big reveal must be so exciting - a great bonus of this ancient artistic tradition!
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A master at the art of "filigree" design, Amber Elledge (who does business as Starless Clay) coils intricate patterns of polymer clay to create her rainbow-bright Easter eggs. She starts with a real blown-out bantam chicken egg and then carefully coils, places, and cuts each shimmery strand before sanding and finishing it with sealant.
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These delicately painted pastel eggs are a nonedible decorative alternative that can be reused every Easter. Pat and Nicole Wermers bake and hand-paint these ceramic eggs in their Yellow Cat Studio and sell them via Etsy. Sized to exactly mimic real chicken eggs, these ceramic eggs can be stored in regular egg cartons.
There are lots of ways to be inspired, but here's some suggestions to help you along:
Hand-Painted Ceramic Easter Eggs
Eggs in General
When you're done, post your layouts in the Thursday Challenge Gallery.