Today’s challenge was pretty simple and easy to complete. Mostly because the tentacles won’t be a huge part of the overall piece – the actual sewer hole is about the size of a quarter.
I wanted to try something a little bit different and have the tentacles coming up and out of a sewer hole. I am so happy with the look I achieved. I know it will look great in the finished light box.
I began by deciding on the size of the overall piece and then sketching out the sewer hole, and sketching out the separate components of the piece. I then colored the tentacles with colored pencil and then cut them out with my craft knife.
I proceeded to create the sewer hole lid and I cut out the little openings then colored the sewer lid and hole with markers.
Once I had all the pieces, I glued the tentacles to the hole and began curling them up at different angles. Then, to top it all off, I glued on the lid. It was a super simple design, but I think it will work out great in the light box creation I have in mind.
Unfortunately, I did not take pictures of this piece in the different development phases. Mostly because it seemed pretty self explanatory.
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Do you enjoy working on the small details of your art pieces?