Monday, September 22, 2008

Going back upstairs...

I know you don't want to see any more of my hurricane pictures, so I decided to upload these. I often take pictures of things I'm working on while I'm doing them as it helps me REALLY see them. These were done a few days before Ike hit. I need to go back upstairs and work on them - maybe today!!! The top one is done on a small stretched canvas. I put rice paper on it and then I think I used chalk....can't remember it's been so long...ha!!! Then did my "bird in a scripture nest" on it. I hammered fancy upholstery nails on the side and I did put wire around those and make a hanger! Also added my "trademark" green ivy ribbon. I'll get another photo of it today and upload later. The second one is on a little flat piece of wood and is from a Somerset Studio Nov-Dec issue from the past. The leaves are made from nice shiney magazine pages. I bought oval wood pieces and then I used copper UTEE and stamped JOY into it. And red beads in the center. It looks better now. I will take some new pictures later today...but just had to share something creative!!

3 comments:

Jeanie said...

Both of these are absolutely beautiful, Linda. I can't decide which I like most, because they are both so different. The nest for the bird -- brilliant. I've never used UTEE, but when I see it on pieces like this, I think I should give it a shot!

Cindy Ericsson said...

so pretty!

Nathalie Thompson said...

Great use of a leaf punchie! Of course I love the use of vintage paper behind your green poinsetta. Your trademark bird's nest always makes me grin. Just get used to the fact that your obsession won't end soon (and don't apologize for it!)