Those little things we don't know what to do
with or where to put, but just can't seem to
get rid of- often are condemned to a lifetime
of junk drawer living. Imagine- being tossed
aside, never to be thought of again!
That tends to be the sceniro for the ordinary
person. Mixed media artists are a different
breed- they don't have a junk drawer or two-
but STASHES, and lots of them. Tucked in
any nook or cranny of space that is left to be
found in their studios.
Well, maybe I'm over generalizing, trying to make myself feel better about all the junk I have collected that has artistic potential.
This week I decided to make an attempt to put a dent in the some of things I have collected and stashed. Why not give some of these things a new lease on life- so they could be enjoyed?
It's as simple as that!
Capture Life's Moments
was added using stamps, Tim Holtz tape, scrap paper, and distress inks.
The background is completed in layers.
Between each layer is a coat of white glue thinned 50/50 with water. This allows each layer to applied on its own, and I can remove something I don't like without affecting the previous layer.
Next is a visit to the shelf that holds boxes of wooden pieces that have been collected.
I decided to do a grid type piece. So three
pices of wood were picked. These were covered with pages from an old book, which were lightly stained and distressed.
The three were centered then glued onto the
plaque. Once dried, nails were were
put into each corners.
can be transformed. This takes awhile because there are so many stashes to plow through.
I decided to go with a metal theme.
Individual metal pieces that were not very interesting on their own, were selected to be paired with other pieces. An old key was
picked for the focal point, Each piece was painted with metallic paints, then distressed and attached to the wood. Placed at the bottom was a piece of a stamped metal Tim Holtz piece that says- Capture Life's Moments.
The entire piece was finished with a polyacrylic sealer.
Know in Your Heart You Are Loved
End result- was able to make 2 new pieces of art, but didn't really put a dent into the stash I was trying to whittle down. But then again, what kind of artist would I be if I didn't have stashes of junk!
SO, why not look through your junk and get creative and make a piece of altered art!
These pieces are available at Joanne's Frame Shop and Gallery in Quakertown. PA.