As a Michael Jackson fan, and as an artist, I find myself constantly wanting to use MJ as my inspiration for artwork. If he’s not filling up ideas in my head for new projects, his music is filling up my studio (and I love that!). I had a concert photo of Michael in his trademark fedora and sparkly jacket–the outfit he wore all those years ago on the Motown 25th Anniversary special, when he Moonwalked into history. That photo served as the starting point for this mixed media collage. And since I’m using this for a Gingersnaps Creations color challenge, the requirement for that was Shades of Blue.
The canvas is painted with acrylics. I had planned to add some texture with a rubber stamp of sheet music, but forgot. I hate when that happens! But oh well…I added the photo and added some chipboard photo corners, which I embossed with silver to give them some depth. I distressed a hangtag and added a clock stamp to it, and added clock elements elsewhere as well. I added a calendar sticker, with “King of Pop” spelled out on top of it. The “o” in “Pop” is actually a heart sticker, which is difficult to see in this photo; and the point of the heart is actually pointing to MJ’s birth date: August 29th. I added some rhinestones here and there for sparkle (MJ would love it, no?), a butterfly sticker (I love butterflies), some music notes, other little touches, and of course, a crown.
I really love how this turned out, but I’m still itching to do another MJ painting…so as soon as I find my inspiration photograph for that, I’ll be getting that started.
Since this is an MJ-related art proejct, I think it’s worth posting the link to MJ’s historical performance at Motown, which inspired my creativity today. Click the link below to watch a video of the King of Pop with his debut of the Moonwalk!
Also, if you’re interested, be sure to visit my other blog for my remembrances of the King of Pop.