Friday, June 18, 2010

Awesome Blaaazh!

I was getting in touch with my inner pirate girl while working on an assemblage piece.
My daughter said, "Mom, it really sounds like you're bragging when you say that."
"Assemblage? It's the proper term -- it's a french word."
She did the preteen eye roll and replied, "Mom, awesome is not french!"
She thought I was referring to my work as Awsome Blazh. As in the most awesome blazh, ever, dude!

Anyway... at the end of May, I had a great time taking an awsome blazh class with Michael deMeng at Angela's Happy Stamper in Reston, Virginia. We had a full house of students working on Cave of Pages creations. Everyone left with a fantastic piece, or a very good start on one.

Can you see the burnt edge effect on the piece on the far right? That was achieved using washes. My piece was still looking kind of bare at the end of the class, but I came home and went to town with the washes.

I also used lots of mica, after learning the "Mysterious Frozen Caveman Trick". It is also featured in deMeng's newest book, Dusty Diablos, Folklore, Iconography, Assemblage, Olé.

The words say, Bloody Bess and her girls longed to return to the open sea.

And no piece of mine would be complete without some broken jewelry and a heapin' helpin' of epoxy clay.

I still have lots of leftover pirate-y things. I think I feel another pirate blazh comin on, mateys!


Sue (Vintage Rescue) said...

WOW, I'm really digging this piece; it's truly awesome!

Anonymous said...

This is beyond Awesome.....I have a lot of favorite pieces of yours but this might top them all! Can't wait to see it in person! Janet

Elizabeth said...

What an amazing new piece!!!! I can't wait to see it in person!! We are on for THursday if it is still good for you!!!
Do I recognize the spyglass piece????

Pamela Jane said...

Awesome blazh, for sure!! I took Michael's Loteria Cards class the next day -- what fun!