I have broadened my horizons! For several years I have spent all my artistic time creating original oil paintings and pet portraits on canvas, up until a few weeks ago. I am extremely detail oriented in my work, and looooove working on a small scale. I really take great joy in depiciting every single hair in my pet portraits. After seeing the rise in popularity of the Scrabble tile pendant, I decided to put my own twist on it. For those who don't know, the process for creating a Scrabble tile pendant usually consists of an artist or artisan cutting out a piece of paper with a unique design on it, gluing it on a Scrabble tile, putting a resin finish on it, and attaching a bail. Here's an example of a Scrabble tile pendant by fellow NCTriangle Team member scatterbox.
So I decided to create one-of-a-kind fine art resin pendants for Allover Art. For my proccess I take a 1 1/4 inch square wooden tile, and create a unique and original acrylic painting on the front. I paint the back of the tile black and initial it. Once the miniature painting dries, I seal the pendant with a gloss varnish. Once the varnish dries I put a high-gloss resin coating over the painting. Once the resin cures I securely attach a large silver-plated Aanraku bail to the painting, creating a fine art pendant! These pendants are a perfect eye-catching size with saturated colors that will surely get you many compliments. I will be selling these for $15 with either a black or white 18-inch Chinese silk cord to create one-of-a-kind wearble art. I have created about 15 different pendants at the moment and will be listing them in my Etsy shop this week as well as creating a page dedicated to them on my website.
I will also be taking custom orders for your very own special fine art pendant. Keeping in line with my love for pets, I can create a custom fine art pendant with the silouhette of your pet's breed. I already have a Scottie, and several non-specific dog silouettes. I also have several cat silouhettes already painted that are waiting for the resin coating. I also have several Halloween-themes pendants. Each pendant comes gift-wrapped with tissue paper in a tiny box with ribbon. Be sure to check out my Etsy shop every few days as I continue to list different pendants.
My next craft fair/art show will be Hollyfest on Saturday, October 25th from 10am-4pm at Womble Park in Holly Springs. In addition my usual original oil paintings I will have a large number of these pendants on display. I will also have many fine art prints and a few canvas reproductions of some of my original works, as well as different fine art print note card and envelope sets.
It looks like it will be a really fun event! They will have numerous arts and craft vendors, different food vendors, a hay maze, and so much more! I am really looking forward to this event and being outside on such a pleasant fall day. I hope to see you out there. :)