Mixed Media Artwork ~ St. Joan of ArcI have always loved the stories about Saint Joan of Arc, the French maid who heard voices from God telling her to lead an army. I found the card after I had begun creating my reliquaries and knew that I had to use it as part of my mixed media artwork. I love the shades of turquoise and green in the card, and the gold tinting that had been done by hand on this little piece of art. This was one of the first reliquaries I did where I carefully carved the scalloped arch. Creating the Saint Joan of Arc Reliquary was definitely a challenge, but a fun one.
This vintage postcard of Saint Joan of Arc had been accented with gold leaf. She stands beneath an intricately carved archway painted turquoise and gold and adorned with amber gemstones and a gold embossed sheer turquoise curtain. Gold paper scrap creates the border.
On the left, a holy medal is stitched to the same shimmery blue fabric. Turquoise and gold beads are strung and adhered around the relic.
The cover is wrapped with handmade turquoise paper and decorated with gold paper and a vintage floral arrangement.