Sunday, April 24, 2011

Off the page project - Heart with buttons

Heart with Buttons
With mothers day approaching i wanted to show you last years Mothers day gift from my girls. 
Firstly they started with a wooden shape, added some ribbon, tule, feathers and fabric, this was all added with a tacky craft glue and a glue gun.  Then various buttons were added, sticking to basic colour ways gold and black, and white.  This is a really striking piece, and what a great way to use up all the buttons we have around the house. 

Try using different designs and different materials, like beads, or shells or odds and ends around the house. 

Off the page project - inchie dreams

Using 1, 2 and 3 inch chipboard squares to make a piece of art.  This was an idea I saw in Australia from a company called Collections.  They are really amazing and make some great projects.  For this I used a few sheets of Prima marketing papers, and selected different bits from each page to cover the various inch squares to make a different design. I used some plain parts of the reverse of the paper as well, as to many designs would have not worked.   I adhered them to the different sized squares and then began the task of mixing them around to make a coherant design.  I added 7 Gypsies rubons, chipboard buttons, words which I sprayed with chocolate glimmer mist and added extra squares and labels to make a layered effect. 
I made sure to edge all of the pieces when i was finished with them, with Veramagic chalk ink.  This just brought all the pieces together. 
Once I was happy with the design I stuck them all down on another piece of cardboard.  I will one day add to a canvas when I have some time.