Monday, 4 October 2010
Mixed Media Monday. Shrines, Nichos, Alters and Icons...
I am guest designer on MIXED MEDIA MONDAY this week and i have chosen the theme "Shrines!"
Wither its a folding Icon type shrine made of card, a Shrine laid out on a rock or a bedroom dresser or something more solid with a niche hollowed out, I love them.
I like opening, unfolding or peering in at whatever is to be found.
As a teen I was never one for following rock bands but boy did my older sister have one impressive shrine laid out on her dresser for David Cassidy.
Ive seen some amazing religious shrines from grand stone carvings, to items left by locals in the nook of a tree in Mexico.
Or maybe your more into something like a Tri-fold cards and ATC icon shrines., or metal Mexican folk art nichos... desk top shrines... Or maybe on your travels you've taken some cool photography of a historical shrine or religious shrine... The possibilities are endless.
I would love to see what your idea of a mixed media shrine or nicho is.
Here, I have used a papier Mache Torso and cut a door in to it so i could make a torso shaped nicho dedicated to my love of all things steampunk.
Good luck and Happy creating..
Torso,peacock feathers, game spinners, watch parts and some of the cogs, available at The Altered Element