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Wearable Art

by Amy Bowerman

This week at Studio L3 Linda is challenging us to make Wearable Art.  It just so happens that I was working on a few hair clips for the Creative mastermind of the fun and fabulous Octopode Factory...Lily Chilvers.  I love Lily’s quirky images and thought it would be fitting for her to be able to “Wear” her art for the world to see.

The Octopode Factory Wearable Art Hair Clips

The Octopode Factory Wearable Art Hair Clips

The Plucking Daisies tag attached to the Eye Flower hair clip was made for a previous Grungy Monday challenge which you can see here.  The heart flower clip was also made for a previous challenge for Grungy Monday and TOFF .  For all the details on how the heart hair clip was created click here.  All of the Techniques and products used to create these hair clips can be found at TimHoltz.com….I never make anything without a little “Tim” in it :)

The Octopode Factory Wearable Art Hair Clips

Photo Assistant

My photo assistant Benjamin is checking to make sure that the lighting is just right.

The Octopode Factory Wearable Art Eye Flower Hair Clip

The Octopode Factory Wearable Art Eye Flower Hair Clip

To create this hair clip I colored the Eye Flower image from the Octopode Factory with Copic Markers and mounted it on Grunge Board with Mod Podge.  Crystals were used to accent the center of the eye and the edges of the flower petals.  Some of the crystals were colored with Alcohol ink.  I also Added Stickles to the edges of some of the petals to make them pop.  The underside of the Eye Flower was colored with Distress Stain and Perfect Pearls.

The Octopode Factory Wearable Art Charm

The Octopode Factory Wearable Art Charm

Using the Octopode Factory logo and some colorful scrap-book paper I created this wearable art fragment charm.  I added detail and interest to the charm with various beads and baubles from my stash.  The charm is attached to a lobster claw clasp so it can hang pretty much anywhere.

The Octopode Factory Altered Box

The Octopode Factory Altered Box

I got this fun box at Christmas time while purchasing Jewelry from Express.  I love all the funky text and especially the “Be Brilliant” quote on the top of the box.  Lily is from the UK so this was the perfect container to hold the wearable art hair clips on their journey across the pond.  I covered up the Express logo with some fun colored ribbon and added another Octopode Factory logo offset by rhinestone hearts.

Hero Arts and Distress Stain Altered Box

Hero Arts and Distress Stain Altered Shipping Box

Another recycled shipping box was the perfect size to hold the smaller altered box cushioned by packing peanuts recycled from yet another larger package.  To dress it up a bit I swirled on various shades of Distress Stain then Stamped with a Large Hero Arts text and Flower stamp.  To give the box a touch of glam I misted it with Krylon Glitterblast Diamond dust.

I just heard from Lily that the package arrived safely after a long journey from Connecticut to England…I hope she will wear her art with pride!  To see more fun illustrations from Lily Chilvers be sure to visit The Octopode Factory and join in on weekly challenges at The Octopode Factory Friday!

Have a creative day!

Amy*

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