Wednesday, September 12, 2012


Yesterday I posted this pic showcasing the Text Tiles I made in Seth Apter's class.  I alluded to today's post on my growing Wall-o-Art I've been hanging since we created my classroom/studio, and promised to show it in detail.

These are two of the projects I made on Tim Holtz cruises (not sure if they were made on the same cruise, but I think the layered canvases was made on either the New England/Canada cruise, or the Caribbean cruise, and the bird was made on either the Mexican cruise or the New England/Canada cruise.

Now that I think about it, I think this bird was on the Mexican cruise.  The mirror below was made on the first cruise which was to Alaska.

We used strips of textured grunge paper and colored them with paint dabbers and glued them to plain wooden frames.  The letters were grunge paper painted with black paint dabbers.

This is an ATC frame from 7 Gypsies.  I'm not an ATC artist or trader, but I did collect some on the 4 Tim Holtz cruises, and these are my favorites.  I know the top left was by Eileen Bellomo.  The 2nd row, 3rd from the left is by Tim Holtz, and the 4th from the left is by Pamicat.  The bottom left corner is by Wendy Vecchi.  I'd have to pull out the others to get the artist's names.

This is a wall hanging I made to show my students some techniques using Ranger supplies and Wendy Vecchi's stamps by Stampers Anonymous.  I made it about two years ago, and I finally taught the class about 2 months ago!  lol

I made this frame in a class at the Scrapbook Expo in Somerset, NJ this summer.  The matted pieces on the front are mylar that we ran through a Cuttlebug in an embossing folder.  We then used denatured alcohol to remove the coloring off the raised images.

The pieces on the sides are metal.  This was my first introduction to working with metal this summer.  We used colored metal, embossed it, and sanded the color off the raised areas.  Some was brass colored, and some black.

I made this welcome sign several years ago to teach my students how easy is was to cover plain wooden letters with scrapbook paper.  After sanding off the excess paper around the letters, we embellished with ribbons and buttons and glued the letters to a painted piece of wood.  This was the first piece of art I hung after my room was completed.  My classroom is the basement, and this is overhead as you go down the stairs.

As a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, used to have a Christmas party every year where we created a gift to swap.  I made two of these so I could keep one.  This was the Christmas following the Tim Holtz/Wendy Vecchi Mexican cruise where Wendy taught us to make the grunge paper roses.  Not such a great pic of the mirror's frame, but it's a great reflection of my laundry room!  lol

And, finally, the last piece I want to showcase is a canvas my daughter made in High School.  Her assignment was to watercolor something technical.  She held a bunch of circuit boards & wires in her hands and asked a friend to take a picture.  Then, she made the watercolor using the pic as inspiration.  I love the colors, and I think it's really cool.  What makes it even cooler is that it's hanging on the angled wall/ceiling under the staircase that leads up to my living room.

Tomorrow I'm going to post the current state of my studio/classroom.  It's JAM packed with supplies and many a student wants to move in here! 


PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

WOW WOW WOW!!!!!! I love your Wall of Art!! Every piece is amazing...hmmm I think I need a Wall of Art in my house!

TAM said...

Loving your wall of art - well done

Anonymous said...

So many GORGEOUS creations to gaze at......Your Wall-O-Art is awesome!!! and the memories behind each of them!!!

Marjie Kemper said...

Gorgeous makes!

Plastic Ducting said...

Thank you again for another” feel good, uplifting, that there are good people in this world story”. We read so many stories that are negavite about people and what they do to others. A random act of kindness is always such a great thing to hear about. Peace and blessings.