You’re gonna love this….not only are acrylics super versatile, so are canvases. Anyway, long story short, I don’t wear earrings much. I might wear the occasional dangles for a special event but that leaves me with all of these tons of little bitty stud earrings that I’ve practically all but abandoned.
Many of them are too cute (not to mention too expensive – some of them are semi-precious, or even precious like rubies, etc. ) to just relegate to the donation bin, so one day I finally decided to come up with a use for them.
It all started with this…..A piece of artwork that started with a mess of beads and gems….
I still have it on display on my Flickr account (do people still visit that place anymore? It seems like it’s been supplanted by Instagram in terms of popularity.) Most likely some fo that was spray paint. I’ll bet I was feeling “pretty groovy” that day.
But as we change, our tastes change, too. That flamboyant style is not something I do these days. But it was still fun. Anyway, I don’t know if I was looking online or what when I found the coolest idea for showing off a collection of old post earrings.
I eventually painted over it a more conservative solid color, trying to go for monochrome, however later on I felt like it was “too” monochrome, and decided to paint the background gold (most likely I used Folk Art Shimmer Metallics, Pure Gold is what I think that was) After all, jewelry is made of metals and it should reflect that…
This is the end result I came up with….I pushed through all of the earrings (they pierced the canvas surprisingly easily) and attached the backs from the back in a pattern…
A glimpse from the back…
This is one of those canvases that has staples on the back as opposed to the sides…if you seen any like that, grab them. They’re not that common.
I also thought I would include a couple of close-ups….As you can see I painted all that bling my signature color…
So there you have it, a piece of artwork, once again, becomes a standalone display piece….I don’t wear the earrings hardly.
To recap..this is a 12″ x 12″ canvas
…a mixed media piece….paint, bling, sequins and beads
…turned into a statement piece.
Just goes to show, you can turn anything into anything!