So I'm scheduled to work in a book whose theme is "Astronomy" this month. However, it's not astronomy in the usual sense of the word. This book theme is inspired by the lyrics of a song entitled "Astronomy" by the band Blue Oyster Cult.
Kudos to the many of the artists that came before me who listened and studied the lyrics for inspiration. I wanted to do something a bit different. Initially, I thought about doing something linked to the band's album cover art, but I was stumped.
I think at times like this, going literal helps me push through the block. In this case, I took the band's name and created a literal translation. Blue Oyster Cult = A Cult of Blue Oysters! Aha! Now THAT, I could do!
I found a black & white sketch of oysters to use as my background. I added a turquoise blue glaze to give it some color. Then I printed out different images of more black & white oysters onto cardstock and also glazed them blue. Then I glued several layers together before cutting each oyster out. I placed the cut-out oysters on top of my background and secured them with glue dots to create a 3-D effect. I added touches of glitter glue, well, just because.
Of course, no oyster would be complete without a pearl or two (or 12!). I used Liquid Pearls (what else?) to make my pearls and then topped each off with some Glossy Accents to give them a more life-like, spherical appearance. I used an extra oyster to decorate my sign-in tag (bottom photo).
I apologize to Hope who did not wish to have too much bulk added to her book pages, but I just couldn't resist!