Flawesome describes an individual who embraces their flaws and knows they are awesome anyway.
These exact pieces sold, but I am often making similar pieces since this is my most popular item. There is one currently in stock at the TAC Gallery in NoDa in Charlotte. Of course, you may also order here. Delivery is free to the Charlotte area.
Here's the story of how this piece was created:
- It started with a layer of gesso (like primer) on 4 x 12 inch birchwood cradleboard.
- Then I used chalk pastels to color an old sewing pattern.
- I pasted the pattern on the board using matte medium.
- I added stamps with ink and used stencils with acrylic paint to create an interesting background.
- I created the letters, FLAWESOME, using Photoshop. Each letter is a flower.
- The dictionary pages are the definitions for “flaw” and “awesome.”
- The postmark and stamp are a copy from a letter I used in another piece. That letter was from 1928 as the postmark indicates.
- After pasting the pieces in place with matte medium, I outlined all of the pieces with charcoal pencil, then shaded the lines.
- Lastly, I finished the piece with spray varnish.