Two old wooden coat hangers covered with green bubble wrap formed the base for the mobile. These were then wrapped in a fluffy variegated wool (cloud like?), ready for decorating.
For the photos, I chose ones that fitted in with the theme, as well as representing the water cycle (somewhat) and some recreational past times. So we have stormy skies. rain pouring down, dams overflowing, waterfalls, babbling creeks, rivers, bays, water life (ducks, swans, dolphins) and boats.
To mou8nt the photos, I cut large water drop shapes from silver mirror board, smooshed alcohol inks on the back, mounted and cut photos to shape. The mirror board faces were then painted with 3D Stamping Paint, roughly applied to still show some of the silver. Some of this went on the edges of the photos, to tie them in.
As well as the photo water drops, I also cut smaller ones from the mirror board and some from left over acetate packaging, again treated with the alcohol inks on one side and the 3D stamping paint on the other. These were hung on glittery blue metallic yarn.
I wanted the photos to move freely, and son came to the rescue... brass snap swivels used for fishing! Perfect!
To complete the mobile I added some strips of bubble wrap, lengths of sequins, metallic ricrac braid, metallic ribbon and a few more pieces of the metallic yarn.
I hung the mobile in a tree in my front garden to take the photos... trying to get the idea of movement and to capture the sparkle.
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