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Black and White Show and Beyond

March 16, 2010

Regal Kitty. This is a remake. I made it, it broke and now I’ve remade it. The components are pretty much the same. The original had these dyed white leaves and they fell apart after a while. So I glued these puppies down good with my Designer Dries Clear adhesive. Still a little wet when I took the photo. Had 10 minutes left to turn it into the e-go gallery down the street. Part of Made In Clarkdale, only a monthly set up with fewer artists at a time. Like a real gallery!

Regal Kitty by Emily M. Miller

Mixed Media: Fabric, chain, beads, Art Glitter black micro-beads, AG Krystallos Vintage Glass Glitter Shards, AG Microfine Opaque Black Wing Glitter, Dried leaves with AG Microfine Transparent Winter White Glitter on top. I think I liked my original design better. Oh well.

Spherical Sanctuary. I turned this in for the show too. A digital B&W I took a few years ago. Momo jumped in, I took the photo and she jumped back out. She loves the laundry basket because it represents the possibility of warm clothes to lay on.

Here’s my new treasure. I dipped these fragile leaves (that I got for real cheap after Christmas in a package with red and green ones too) into a mixture of Designer Dries Clear adhesive and water (2:1 ratio). Drain off excess glue and place on a piece of wax paper to dry. Let dry (don’t try to move early!) for 30 to 45 minutes and pull off gently. Presto, flexible, sturdy leaves!

Leaves treated with Designer Dries Clear Adhesive

Here’s a taste of something to come. I started these Fantasy Film (Satin) butterfly wings for the B&W show but just couldn’t get motivated to finish them. Finally got inspired and got this far this weekend. Will show you more as they progress. They may not stay B&W, don’t know, will ponder this some more later!

Fantasy Film White Wings by Emily M. Miller

Enjoy – emm

2 Comments leave one →
  1. April 3, 2010 1:08 pm

    emily, i LOVE your blog! how did i not know you have a blog?! i’d like to link to it in my sidebar, if that’s all right by you.

    beautiful work…you are so talented and creative!

  2. April 3, 2010 3:19 pm

    I really just started it this year. Absolutely link to it and I’ll put you in my side bar too! Wish I had thought of that earlier! YOU are the talented and creative one!!!

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