Monday, 10 September 2018

Adding Glass Slides to a Canvas

I recently played around with alcohol inks on microscope slides (see HERE).  Several people suggested using wire wrapping as a way of adding them to a piece of work.  I decided to use an 8" x 8" canvas board from Claritystamp.  I have never done any wire wrapping before, so I made things up and experimented as I went along.
I have a box of wire of different colours together with glass beads from Papermania.  I decided to work with silver wire and green and dark blue glass beads, to tie in with the colours of alcohol ink on the slides.  I simply played around with ideas of wrapping the wire around the slides, sometimes wrapping it quite tightly and sometimes loosely.  The beads are held in place with Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic glue which will dry clear.  As I finished wrapping each tile, I added it to the canvas using my hot glue gun from Tonic Studios.


I chose two of the Quote Chips by Tim Holtz and added some colour using Royal Talens Ecoline pens.  These were added using the Acrylic glue.
The final two slides were added a little quicker as I was starting to get the hang of the wire wrapping.

I do feel the quote chips echo my feelings about this piece.  I was terrified that I was going to snap the glass slides as I worked with them, but managed to avoid doing so.
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