Monday, June 30, 2008

Thursday, June 26, 2008

You Colour My World

This mini album was made for a class that I was teaching on making a mini album out of recycled materials. It was hard for me not to use any of my new products but I did make a rule that no product could be opened and only scrap paper could be used. The cover was made with an old fleece sweater I had that I dyed with acrylic paints. The paper underneath the cover picture is the wax paper I used to dye the shirt and buttons. His wings are part of the shirt as well that I put on a tin lid so that they would have shape. The stickers were just old ones I had. The bones of the album is made from flooring samples that were tossed out from our lumber yard. The ribbons were all scraps. The inside pages were all made with scraps as well. I did use an album that CD Muckosky has done as inspiration and did use some of her quotes on the inside tabs. Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Party Hat

I made this party hat for the Art Hive's 'Be ONE with the Hive' celebration. I have been wanting to do some kind of mixed media collage style piece for a while. The paper on the hat and on the plate are from the receipt books we use at the Hive. These receipt books were for the old Welshes General Store ( All the work bees are the current artist at the Hive. The artists on the banner are the founding members. I made the flowers out of tissue paper, kleenex, feathers and fibres. The little girl on the hat is actually my hubby's aunt. The paper on the wings and on the banner are from this old french poetry book that my grandmother treasured. My hubby took the picture that is inside the base of the cake stand. I made the stand out of a parfait glass and a plate that I decoupaged. I had so much fun making this! Thanks for looking!