Upcycling and re-use is a favorite of mine as many of you know. I found some serving tray tins at my local thrift and decided that it might be fun to find another use for an item that we all have and rarely, if but once a year use. So my canvas for this piece was a tin. I had drawn the sunpie face on watercolor paper and painted it with watered down acrylics, uniball pen and gelly roll markers. I used chalk decor paint on the tin and gave it two coats both sides and sealed it with acrylic sealer. Added collage, added the Sunpie face and sealed it again 2x. I had some hand stitched muslin rope to which I added further stitched and felted balls in a variety of colors. Some wire and more felt and beads and I could get the idea of a wonder fairy out of my head so meet Sunpie Wonder Fairy.
This week the Superhero and I hit a flea market up the coast in Arundal. And of course, some more tin trays came home with me – maybe this gal will have a sister or two.
Not sure if you can see the glass bead gel around the image, but I liked the way it framed in the face.
Staying true to my collage and my whimsy.