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OH! And a quick note to those who asked yesterday...My Mom bought the slippers for me at Anne Taylor Loft for Christmas. I don't know if they have those ones anymore, but I know they had a similar pair in black that were really cute, too!
This is a mixed media on stretched canvas. It is small. I think it is about 3 1/2 x 51/2 or so.
I created the background using multiple layers. I began with a thick layer of gesso using brushstrokes to add texture. Over that, was added a vintage book page with french text. I covered that with an acrylic paint/glitter glaze mix that I thinned out and then added a couple of layers of crepe paper over the vintage book page. I overstamped with distress inks and sealed the base so that the ink would not run.
I used decoupaged the face image after cutting it to the shape I desired and singing the edges. The wings are stamped and cut from handmade papers.
Her torso is stamped into polymer clay with distress ink. I love this because even after curing in the oven, the distress ink retains it's imperfect look.
I used various trinkets and such to detail the features. The piece is finished with a simple phrase:
I think her simple beauty and the glitter that surrounds this young lady prove those people to be quite wrong, indeed. That's what I think.