I’m not sure photographs can capture or explain why, but I’ll try. Sandra Evertson released a line of hard paste plaster shaped pieces molded from her own antiques with Prima. It was without question the most exciting thing at this show for me.
The pieces will be sold in sets and can be combined, turned into jewelry, ornaments, part of mixed media pieces, décor… seriously so much potential for all this flat-backed awesomeness.
From crosses to wings, hearts to skulls there are a great many items within the line.
The possibilities? So endless. I loved seeing how the artist combined various pieces as well as painted, colored, and otherwise altered them.
with every shape, every example I got more excited.
Seeing them all up on the wall – just too exciting.
These are true treasures, and not just that but how you use them and where and with what is entirely up to you. I am so into being given white/plain pieces that I can color and play with as I like.
I want to say the cameo like ones are my favorites… but the medals… but the wings…
the hearts. the skulls.
Sorry can’t pick just one.
As I said at the start of this piece, this is hands down my pick for #1 best thing at the show. My reasoning aside from being personally moved and itching to grab and run off with it all so I could come home and play (sadly I refrained) is:
- It gives place to use any/all color mediums
- very customizable
- adaptable to a number of styles and projects
- truly new (despite being so very old!)
- gives a nod to the mixed media art as a strong trend while being interesting and new to the industry.
Now it’s true we’ve had resin pieces and charms and such – but nothing even close to these before. The quality of the originals and the set-up of this line is so great. From Christmas ornaments to mixed media shadow boxes – you’ll see me doing a lot with this line in 2015.
Oh yes… let’s not forget those coins…
I can’t get enough. I anxiously await February when these are anticipated to begin shipping to stores.