Friday, September 19, 2008

I don't think I've showed you this before...

I was looking for a certain photo & happened upon this.



One of my CHA Maya Road assignments was the "butterfly" book. It's 8 huge chipboard pages to alter...but I used just 2 to make this basket tie-on. Remember...look @ the potential...sorry for the lecture!

Here's a side shot to show how it's dimensional.




I wired 2 pages together to make it nice & sturdy. I made the body from a portion of Maya Road's "borders" sheet. HEY... it looked like a body to me...

The "scroll corners" were a good fit for wing accents.

First they were inked with vintage photo distress ink,
then stamped with this cool stamp from
Stampers Anonymous ( #V1-929),




using Ranger's jet black archival ink.

The black buttons are also from Maya Road. A few black rhinestones were the finishing touch.

In order to bend the wings, I stuffed (there's a real technical term!) tissue paper between the wings to gradually bend them. I left the paper in place overnight & when I removed it...they MAGICALLY stayed up.


A little ribbon on the back & it seemed to have found a home on this basket.

SO................ the moral of the story???

Try something different...challenge yourself!! It's FUN!

Happy weekend!
MAKE ART!
wendy

3 comments:

Kim Piggott said...

Wow this is just fabulous!
kim x

borcherding said...

Are you kidding me?? Seriously?!! I LOVE that! OMG - I am gonna have to drag out my basket like that and use it after I make a kick butt tie-on like that!! LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!! Have a GREAT weekend!!!

Candi Tardio said...

i just picked up the lastest issue of studios at the barn on saturday!!!! your studio rocks! you have to come in the barn when i work and sign my copy!!!!