Basically today is a photo gallery of the pieces I made based on Bjorn Wiinblad’s paintings. This one has hair made of hearts which were cut out with a sizzix cutting machine. Once I discovered that you could use it with fabric with bondaweb already attached, I was away. But it really only came to life with the sequins.
This one also has die cut pieces. The flowers here remind me of those floral rubber swimming caps which were so fashionable when I was growing up. Again, the big acrylic gems which are stuck on are what brought it to life.
This one was in the last post. The headdress here is made from cheap sequins.
This one is most like the Cleopatra which inspired the series, with a few details:
This one is directly based on one of Wiinblad’s paintings, including the patterned nose:
Finally, the woman in the magnificent hat. This felt very clunky because Wiinblad never painted a hat like this as far as I could see. I had no end of trouble making it work. but once I put the golden feather or spray of leaves on it it suddenly burst into life.
I really enjoyed making them. They are meant to be joyful and not to have any social commentary in them at all!