First load of laundry for 2017, washed and dried. Fascinating blog beginning, no?
I have a purpose for telling you about this laundry room chore, however. You see, one sock did not make it back from this domestic journey. Just like that - Vanished!
Not one clue, other than possible evidence in the lint trap. Forensic results: Inconclusive. Lint trap remains may be from the lucky survivor, sock 1, who has no memory of events following the spin cycle. Is sock 2 in an endless spin cycle in another dimension? Endlessly circling in a black void with lost keys, earrings, buttons and various other doodads that have been reported missing? I believe so!
You could say my theory is supported by a Popular Science article featuring a website developed by a brilliant young man named James Yoder who has established the stuffin.space website. Check it out, it's super cool.
Speaking of SUPER COOL, I am honored and delighted to report that I was invited to be a Pinworthy Guest on the wonderful Vintage Journey website! When I learned the challenge theme was "Going Round in Circles", I knew I would create a canvas in memorandum of all the mysterious missing objects in our lives.
That's right, I knew the time was right for... Space Junk Galaxy!
Far, Far Away
I Began by Covering a Canvas
with black gesso. I cut a spiral out of paper to use as my galaxy template and temporarily adhered it to the center. I applied a light coat of texture paste inside the spiral pattern to use as my reference for adding my space junk. The template was removed when the texture paste was fully dry and a coat of crackle paste was applied to the outside spiral outward to the canvas edges.
Next up, adding all the goodies! This took ages, but I do love picking through all my random bits and pieces and organizing them on a canvas. Caught in this interstellar circle, you can see nuts and bolts; flowers, shells and screws; stars, wire, beads and buttons. Many light years later, I applied black gesso to the entire loaded canvas.
My space background was painted next. I started with Finnebair's Art Alchemy Metalliques in blues and purple and Lindy's Stamp Gang Sprays in the same color scheme. I splattered Lindy's Frozen Jack Frost for the stars.
While the canvas was drying, I stenciled and textured on 4 wooden circles that would later be glued to the corners of my piece. I painted the prepared circles in acrylic paint and added embellishments followed by Tim Holtz Rust Effect Distress Powder.
The spiral of space junk was painted next in Finnebair's Art Alchemy Silver Spoon and highlighted with Pearl Ex Powder Pigment in Silver and Macro Pearl.
Before adding my circle 'gauges' to the canvas corners, I sprayed Finnebair's Art Stones with Lindy's Sprays off canvas. After the stones had dried, I glued the stones, metallic thread and, that's right, sock yarn onto the canvas. See, I think that was borderline genius...missing sock from the laundry...then sock yarn in space...Okay, maybe not genius, but...oh let's just move on, shall we?
I finished off my piece with adhering the gauges to the corners and adding rusted gears as a final touch.
I hope you enjoyed Space Junk Galaxy and maybe even spied something you lost in the spinning circle. I certainly had fun making it for the Vintage Journey Challenge as a Pinworthy Guest and would like to invite you to visit their site by clicking on the image below. You will be so inspired by all the talent and inspiration of the Design Team and will want to visit their site again and again!
Prima: Art Extravagance Texture Paste - White Crackle; Art Basics Modeling Paste and 3D Transparent Gloss Gel; Finnebair's Art Alchemy Metalliques in Dark Velvet, Deep Waters, Rich Turquoise and Silver Spoon; Finnebair's Art Ingredients Art Sones and Mini Art Stones.
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Moonshadow Mist Sprays in Pegleg Pete Purple and Smoky Sapphire; Starburst Sprays in Afternoon Delight Denim, Tibetan Poppy Teal, Tiffany Lou Blue, Whale Watch Blue, Screamin' Banshee Black, Autumn Maple Crimson and Frozen Jack Frost.
Pearl Ex Powdered Pigments in Macro Pearl and Silver
The Crafters Workshop Stencils - Mini Geodesic and Mini Specimens
Rebecca Baer Stencil - Steampunk Clockface
Stampers Anonymous Stencil - Tim Holtz Schoolhouse
Ranger - Tim Holtz Distress Powder in Vintage Photo Rust Effect
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Clock Hands
Black gesso, canvas, wooden circles, gears, found objects, metallic thread, sock yarn