Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Egyptian Enchantment-A Peek-a-Boo Project

 I have always been fascinated by the Pyramids of Egypt and wonder how they were actually built. There are many myths and theories of how they came into being, they are the inspiration for this artwork. 

1.  Collect Supplies

2.  Use Resin Scarab As Focal Point

3.  Decide on Arrangement of GSLC Hieroglyphics.

4.  Use Golden Acrylic Paints-Quinacridone Magenta, Ultramarine Blue, Nickel Azo Yellow to Paint GSLC Hieroglyphics in Chosen Pattern.

5.  Use Lumiere Metallic Copper Paint on Scarab Mold to Add Pattern to Painted GSLC Hieroglyphics.

6.  Use Brown and Gray StazOn Ink and Script Stamp on Old Book Cover.

 

7.  Use Heavy Gel Matte Medium to Place GSLC Hieroglyphics and Resin Scarab Into Chosen Patterns.

8.  Once Completely Dry Use a Needle to Randomly Sew  Copper, Blue, and Scarlet  Threads Onto Your Artpiece.

9.  Use a Needle to Add the Embroidery Thread to the Outside of Artpiece to Form a Frame.

10.                Seal in All Loose Threads Using Weldbond and a Piece of Cut Bookboard.



Some Final Thoughts.

An explanation of some of the Egyptian hieroglyphics. The Scarab symbolizes renewal and rebirth, The Ankh-sometimes said to be the Key of Life or the Key of the Nile-is representative of eternal life and balance of life, The Eye of Ra symbolizes protection that comes from power, violence and fury, while the Eye of Horus symbolizes regeneration, healing, and divine protection from the gods, The Snake could be seen as both dangerous and helpful, when attached to the front of a Pharaoh's crown it likely represents the Goddess Wadjet and was hoped to ensure protection, the Bird also may represent rebirth, the Egyptians believed that when someone died, Their soul would be taken by a bird to live with Osiris on his throne, The Lotus Flower is the national flower of Egypt, and the Pillar or Djed represents stability and strength.


  Supplies:  Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts-Hieroglyphics, Old Book Cover, Resin Scarab, Golden Acrylic Paints-Quinacridone Magenta, Ultramarine Blue, Nickel Azo Yellow, Lumiere Metallic Copper Paint, Scarab Mold, Brown and Gray StazOn Ink, Script Stamp, Heavy Gel Matte Medium, Copper, Blue, and Scarlet  Thread, Needle, Embroidery Thread, Scrap Bookboard, Weldbond   

 

I cannot wait to see your interpretation of this project. Share it on the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Craft Group Page on Facebook. I would love to see what new creations you are working on!

 

 

2 comments:

  1. Hello, where did you buy the scarab mold?

    This is so neat. I have a set of stamps that have hieroglyphics also I could use.

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    1. Thanks so much I am so glad you liked my project

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