Friday, September 21, 2012

My Elepunk 
This litle guy and his wagon were so much fun to make.  The elepunk is fashioned fron a child's air dry clay.  He is "jointed with gears", has a monacle of a gear also.  His hat is made from  chipboard ,felt and trimmed in autumnal splendor..  The paper mache top hat was painted black, with plaid ribbon added.  Tim Holtz pulley wheels make the hat a wagon, Tim's gear die cuts are distressed in metallic paint, secured to hat by wires.  We, as artists, take our inspiration from many things, nature , the weather, tv, other artists.  My inspiration for this project  was my always- there-for-me BFF, Barbara, and Nicole E.  Thanks for stopping by, enjoy the beginning of a glorious fall.  Enjoy the other fabulous artists in the hop.

Happy Hauntings Playground entry for Graphic 45

Here is my entry for the autumn Graphic 45 contest.  The playground is made of a Bundt pan covered in moss and sunflower paper.  Around the base is a spooky fence and wooden pumpkins paper-pieced.  Over the "hillside" are children tumbling in the fall sun.  They have been re-enforced
with chipboard.  Here and there on the grass you will see little sunflower blossoms, blinged in the center.  My favorite constuction is the tree made of "twig wire",.  Autumnal leaves are adorning it,
but almost gone   Hope you enjoy my offering, thanks for dropping by.
You can see my project as well as many other wonderful projects by clicking on the site below.  I would of course love your vote.  Thanks again.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Amazing Art Putty Design Team Call Submission

This photo depicts one side of the paper mache box, as you can see the mold of a fancy button is replicated beautifully and a wonderful accessory to the art nouveau feel.  The putty detaches easily from this intricate embellishment.

This is one of 2 duplicate sides of the piece, giving the viewer a look at the dimensional quality of the mold.  Amazing Art putty is an essential tool for those of us who do not want to use that precious button or costume jewelry of our loved ones. I added a steampunk cutout and gears to complete the

This is another of the 2 duplicate sides.  Again I used a art nouveau broach and molded a faithful likeness.  I am using polymer clay in the Amazing Art putty.

Here is probably the most dramatic picture of the detail one can obtain with Amazing Art putty. This button was covered with bumps and ridges.  Yet the putty captured each and every one.  This a view from the top of the box.
I made a error in entering this design team challenge.  I actually made 3 projects but could only choose one.  In one design, I crafted a hot air balloon and poured resin, stamped, colored and added it to a homecrafted book.  The opaque resin poured beautifully and the embellisment looks great!
To give a nod to other items used:
Paper mache box from JoAnnes
Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante paper
German foil fancy edging
Glossy Accents Glue
E-6000 Glue
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Inka Copper
Amazing Mold putty