International Strange Music Day-A Peek-a-Boo Project.


This is Jon David Lowe for Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts, I enjoy looking up unusual holiday to see if I can include
them in my blog posts. Today, August 24, 2022, is as my title says  International Strange Music Day, a day that
encourages people to listen to all types of music they don’t usually listen to.
It is a also a day to discover strange and bizarre kinds of music.
“Madam Butterfly” by Malcolm McLaren is one type of music many may not
know. It is the inspiration for this artwork. 

1.  Gather

2.  Put
GSLC ATC Shrine Box and Secure
with Weldbond.

3.  Roll Out a
Thin Sheet of Polymer Clay and Press into Plastic Wooden Texture Plate.

4.  Cut Panels
of Clay and Adhere to GSLC ATC  Shrine
Box with Liquid Clay.

5.  Brush Empty
Areas with Liquid Clay and Sprinkle with brown Embossing Powders.

6.  Cure in
Polymer Clay Oven.

7.  Build a
Butterfly Body Totem In Middle of Cured Box Using Small beads for Eyes and
Small Nails for Antennas.

8.  Paint GSLC Vine Corners with
Shades of Green Acrylic Paints.

9.  Paint GSLC
Royal Flourishes with Gold Design Cream.

Attach GSLC Vine Corners and GSLC
Royal Flourishes with Liquid Clay and Cure Again in Polymer Clay Oven.

Use Glossy Accents to Attach Transparent Butterfly
Wings to Butterfly Body.

Add Patina to Art Piece using Dry Brush Technique
and Acrylic Paints.

Paint GSLC Gothic Cross Miniatures with Gold Design

Attach GSLC Gothic Cross Miniatures with Golden Heavy Matte Gel Medium


Some Final Thoughts.

I enjoy a variety of music, Putumayo is a great starting place
to discover different types of World Music. I have enjoyed their A Native
American Odyssey,, Gypsy Caravan,  India
Compilation, Louisiana Music Sampler, and Zydeco.


I Have Favorite Female Vocalists, Tori Amos,
Annie Lennox, Miley Cyrus, Tones and I, Natalie Merchant, Sinead O’Conner and
Tracy Chapman.


My Favorite music group is Over The Rhine,
whom I have quoted many times here on my blog posts. I Like U2, REM, the
Chieftains, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Moby, Gregorian,
  and Grant Lee Buffalo.

 There are so many different styles of music
for me to still discover. Tell me a few of your favorites.

Supplies:  GSLC ATC Shrine BoxGSLC Royal FlourishesGSLC Vine CornersGSLC Gothic Cross Miniatures, Weldbond, Polymer Clay, Plastic Wooden Texture Plate, Liquid Clay, Embossing Powders in Brown, Polymer Clay Oven, Small Golden Beads, Small Golden Nails, Shades of Green Acrylic Paint, Gold Design Cream Paint, Glossy Accents, Transparent Butterfly Wings, Golden Heavy Matte Gel Medium

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!

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