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The flower on the pond by RibbonsandClay The flower on the pond by RibbonsandClay
This is my sixth entry for " Ripley's Unconventional Art Contest"
It is 18x15 cm

To make this craftwork I put hot glue and wire on wax paper and added cloth and many different layers of large and small ribbons and white lace then I removed the wax paper and I glued cloth to the back.
After doing this I started sticking a bow made from zippers, beads, sticker gems, pieces from a puzzle, a spool of thread, buttons, small star-shaped mirrors, marbles, clips , plastic toothpicks and other miscellaneous objects.

When I work on a new piece I always choose the colour first. I love colours it's the first thing that draws my eyes when I see an artwork so I try to make craftworks with all the possible combinations of colours. For this one I chose blue. Then I started to think about what blue reminds me of : water, sky, sadness, noble, sea. The theme in the end was " The flower on the pond " this influenced the shape and size of my work and the materials I used. ;)

Since I was little I loved craft works I always watched art and craft tv shows and I kept a huge box with all my crafting tools in it 
:D (Big Grin)
What I loved the most was sticking together objects to create unusual patterns Heart
I glued bottle caps, old pens, pieces of cloth and I looked everywere in the house for new objects to add to my craft collection! 
At the beginning my works were very childish they were half crooked with big stains of glue and they broke at the smallest touch but with time and effort I started to improve both my tools and tecniques and I started to produce works with better quality :) (Smile) 

I decided to join this contest because both the crafting process and the appearance of my craft works can be called "unusual"

To know more about this work read my journal!
How I make my craftworks step by stepHello! I am making this journal to describe step by step how I create my craftworks! I will also add pictures of all the process so I hope you will like it :heart:
STEP 1
    
The first thing I do is preparing the materials I will use:
I make the parts of clay I need for my works myself and those need to be ready beforehand because I use air drying clay to make them and it can take a few days for that to become completely dry! 
I use a lot of tools to sculpt the clay including plastic forks and knives, seashells and toothpicks. 
You can see some of them in the picture above along with some clay I just molded ;)
I also work with a crochet to make crocheted wool  parts to use for some works ( you can see a work in progress in the first picture!)
I also use recycled items like bottle caps, straws, buttons, clothespins, popsicle sticks and part of plastic knives and forks but I have to buy ribbons and some other materials like foam, sticker
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:iconiduna-haya:
Iduna-Haya Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice work! I like the little hints of yellow that contrast with the blues
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RibbonsandClay Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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suicidall0ve Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2018  Hobbyist
wish you luck in the contessst!
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:iconribbonsandclay:
RibbonsandClay Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!
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LindArtz Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:thumbsup::D!!
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RibbonsandClay Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:)
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PktPictures Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
You made it to the Semi's, congratulations!! So darn cool!
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RibbonsandClay Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! :heart:
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delphifilm Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2018  Professional Filmographer
I like the accupunctual needles
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:iconribbonsandclay:
RibbonsandClay Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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dDarknezZ Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
aww, very cute craft, cool color selection :clap:
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:iconribbonsandclay:
RibbonsandClay Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :)
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dDarknezZ Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome :D
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TearsofTurquoise Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2018  Student General Artist
Really interesting combo! 
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:iconribbonsandclay:
RibbonsandClay Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :)
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TearsofTurquoise Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2018  Student General Artist
You're welcome!
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BillyNikoll Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely! =D (Big Grin)
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:iconribbonsandclay:
RibbonsandClay Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :)
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Saraeustace91 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice 👍
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RibbonsandClay Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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Saraeustace91 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
You’re welcome 😊
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2018  Professional General Artist
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RibbonsandClay Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for requesting my work :D
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2018  Professional General Artist
Pleasure :wave:
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AngeKrystaleen Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Lovely, and Nice compo, as always =D
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:iconribbonsandclay:
RibbonsandClay Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :heart:
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