Day 6 of week-long celebration of Relics & Artifacts® and That's Crafty! is another day of stunning inspiration from Heather Thompson. She takes us on a journey inspired by ancient Rome. Read through her story and be sure to continue leaving love to be entered to win **3** Relics & Artifacts® sets of your choosing!
What an amazing week it has been with so much creativity and such unique projects. So now it's my turn to showcase my piece.
I absolutely love the Visage set but never had the nerve to try and put something together. So when I got my Acrylic Wall Hanging from That's Craft the creativity was just flowing. I loved how they cascade down so why not keep going with the flow?
I used some alcohol inks on the substrate until I got the desired marble effect, something well aged and vintage. Using Dresden Trim Silver Rosette to higlight the focal pointsreminded me of the laurel crowns of ancient Rome.
During Roman times the crowns were made with leaves of the bay laurel, and were worn as signs of victory and triumph. The faces of the Visage are so masculine, with the crackle aged look, it adds to that feeling of the great empire that was Rome. The crisp background of muslin and texture remind us of tunics and calceus (open toed sandals) against the back drop of aged marble.
As I look at this piece I am think of lost Roman treasures around the town of Cosenza in southern Italy that have been overlooked and eventually by the passage time.
What a remarkable journey back in time! Don't forget to return to present day and leave a comment to be entered to win! Also, you won't want to miss the fun on the That's Crafty! blog as Donna Ragdoll has an eye popping piece of inspiration for you!