Happy Mother’s Day!!
I am so excited, because with this post I will have successfully completed my 30x30x3 journey, and on time too! I couldn’t be happier with the projects I’ve completed, and I can’t wait to keep going with some new projects, and maybe some new features as well. For now I have some really fun new paint chip art, created from different sized circles.
I know I’ve posted paint chip art before, but that technique was so different from this one I felt these pieces deserved their own post. I did have another project in mind for this final celebration, but it just didn’t quite come together in time. (And I mean that both figuratively AND literally, I have pieces lying around my apartment that just won’t piece together properly!) My hope is to have that project to show everyone at a later date, but for now I’m just happy to celebrate with these fantastic pieces of art.
All of these pieces are created from circles of three different sizes, 1 1/2″, 1″ and 1/2″. I used three different sized circle punches to cut them out and then simply layered them on top of each other as I started gluing. I also had fun experimenting with different sized pieces of paper as my template. The largest is 8×10, with a mat for an 11×14 frame. I love this size. Then I made two in the original style, at a 5×7 size with an 8×10 mat, and I like these but I’m not crazy about the size. The final little ones are in mats for a 5×7 frame, and the openings are either 3×5 or 4×6. As you can see I played around with the style of the little ones, using a slightly different technique, and I think they are pretty fun!
I started experimenting with using a singular color palette, as you can see in this turquoise version, and I think it is a fun variation. I have to explore what other color palettes would look good, I tried one in pale grays and blues, the colors from some of my other paint chip art, and I didn’t think it looked quite as good, but I haven’t finished that piece yet so it could still surprise me.
This may not have been the project I was planning, but it certainly has quite a celebratory look (especially those small ones, they remind me of confetti!) I actually purposely decided that I would punch circles over the names, at least for the smallest size, and I like how you can see all that text in those two confetti-esqu pieces, I think it adds another dimension, plus its fun to read the names when you get close enough!
I’m hoping to have some other new projects going soon, but at the same time I just started my new job this week and so it will take a little bit of adjusting to my new schedule. But, the benefit of teaching is that at least 2 days a week I have the afternoon free, so I’m hoping I’ll have lots of time to keep making new projects.
To all the mother’s out there, Happy Happy Mother’s Day, and a lovely Sunday to everyone! Ciao, Allison