Monday, September 30, 2013

Wings and Finishing the Assemblage

The wings for this bird were made from seashells. I was concerned that the sea shell did not have enough surface area to stick to the violin body, so I partially filled the shell with Spackle. Once cured the wings were glued to the violin body. My final touches were to repaint the front of the violin body. It had seen better days and needed a bit of a remake. I glued a crack in the wood, and then painted it with acrylic paints. I also repainted some stripes on the handle. I am pleased with the way it all turned out.
Avian le bois
 This assemblage and other art work may be purchased at the auction for the New Life Project to be held on October 12th. The postcard for this fundraiser is shown below. It should be a fun event!

1 comment:

  1. I can't wait to see this before someone grabs it up at the auction. It's a great piece, Eileen.