Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe

close up photo

Raven Assemblage

There is a new challenge site called Quoth the Raven, Nevermore. Their first challenge is to create something with a raven. I read the poem and couldn't wait to get crafting.

I found an image on line and printed it onto a piece of scrapbook paper. I added some color with chalks. I laminated the design for stability. A small iridescent red seed bead was used for the raven's eye.

The base of my assemblage is constructed from two wooden spools. One spool has the words "the raven" decoupaged onto it. The other spool is wound with black eyelash yarn. The top of the spool is covered with mini black beads. I also added a tulle bow and black feathers to the composition.

I'm going to tweak this mixed media assemblage raven a bit, take some better photos in the daylight and then place it in my Etsy shop.

Along with Quoth the Raven, Nevermore; I am entering this assemblage in the following challenges:

Through the Craftroom Door - #18 anything but a card and DIY embellishment
CES Challenge - #69 anything but a card
Crafting When We Can - #10 something not intended for crafting

Please check out the design team samples on the above listed sites. You will be inspired to create a masterpiece of your own!


I Don't Do Straight said...

WOW! this is a beautiful creation :) Thank you so much for entering our first challenge at Quoth the Raven, unfortunately the collection closed at 17:00 hrs GMT. Please join us on the 26th for another awesome challenge :)

ike said...

AWESOME piece - such a pity you were a little late entering. Hope you will come back and play again at QTR xxxxxxxxxx

blackdragon said...

I love this quirky assemblage.... its such a shame the collection at QTR was closed... but thank you so much for sharing with us...i'd love to see you join us for our next challenge.

Unknown said...

What a super project! You really came up with great design and used lots of things not intended for crafting !! Thanks for sharing your Raven project with our Crafting When We Can Challenge :)

Lyn said...

an amazing creation, I love it
Thank you for joining us at CWWC

karen said...

Very striking, I love the Raven, thanks fo rjoining us at CES this week, Karen

Jennifer said...

Love this!! Thanks for playing at CES this week xx Jenny xx

Anita said...

Stunning! What amazing details! Thanks for joining us at Through the Craftroom Door.