Then one of my favorite artists, Marta Lapkowska (check out her blog), made a piece and called it 'Tiny Art', which was fabulous and inspired me to make my own 'Tiny Art'.
I made this one first with the butterfly, but made it a bit too dimensional so I decided that this would live on the top of the stack and as I made the others I made sure I didn't make them too dimensional.
I used a bunch of clock parts and some of Finnabair's copper crackle paste, and used treasure gold in many colours on the wooden edges.
This one was made with a cut out from some patterned paper and a small piece of Tim Holtz film strip. The number is from my Whichcraft store and the letter is from my stash. A couple of rhinestones and some microbeads.
I used a tiny picture and a metal filigree which I had rusted with some ferrous powder and rusting solution, a few Prima crystals and more micro beads. I also used a small piece of gauze that I coloured with the leftover rusting solution and some paint.
This dragonfly was from an old necklace, a little bit more gauze and glass glitter in the center of the dragonfly.
I designed and cut the 'steampunk heart parts' (which will be available in my next new release), layered this on top of some gauze, threw a few more micro beads around and added the roman numeral.
I rusted the key and the small calico tag using the same ferrous powder and solution then I darkened the key with some big brush markers
The keyhole was another old necklace which I again rusted and sat on top of some glass glitter, the Fleur de lis is a sticker.
Various Finnabair Mechanical pieces here are coloured with a little paint and some treasure gold, I poked a few pieces of gauze underneath and sprinkled a few microbeads about. All the words are from Tim Holtz Chit Chat and Big Chat stickers.