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« on: June 15, 2007 03:15:48 PM »

Hi!

I thought I'd show off some wall art I made over the past few evenings!  Tell me what you think!

A lamp!


A branch!


A neck!


I thought I'd try out the Eric Carle sort of method, so I took a few manilla folders, and created patterns with markers (scented ones, which made it even more entertaining) all over the folders.  Then, I cut out shapes from the patterned manillas (I drew them out on the back of the folders to make sure they were just right), and assembled them like puzzles onto a piece of cardstock; I then popped them into frames, and ta-daa!

Edit:I recently did another image: the back of the neck! Cheesy


Here's how I placed the neck front and neck back (the smaller image was an "I love you" image I cut from a Martha Stewart mag.)...


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I always thought it would be amusing to have a nun image on the wall (I apologize if this offends anyone)...



I call her Clarence, AKA the "Super Nun."  Here's Charence's closeup...



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I realize it wasn't made quite like the others, but I didn't want to start up an entirely new thread for one picture; it's made with gouache paint.



Here's an action shot; I apologize for the poor picture quality.



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« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2007 03:58:32 PM »

Very sweet!  You should do shoes and a hat to go with the necklace, it would look really cute.
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« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2007 06:18:41 PM »

OOOOHHH!  I love that idea!  I have two more frames (and plenty of wall space that I'm dying to fill) and couldn't decide what to do next.  Now I have a good way to spend an evening!  Thanks!
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« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2007 07:29:29 PM »

That is such an awesome idea! It looks so professional! Your art is different from other ones, but that's why I love it!

At first, I thought you just cut out some scrapbook paper and put it together, but no! You drew the designs yourself! Shocked
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« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2007 06:46:01 AM »

great idea!....i need some artwork for my craft room....and something like this would be simple enough to make, AND i could make it in just the right colors!
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« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2007 04:13:21 PM »

Thanks!!!!  You are too nice!

Oh yes, I forgot to add to the original post; I assembled the pieces together with regular ole' Scotch tape, which makes the entire process even easier!

I made another one yesterday; I'll add it as soon as I can!

Thanks again for looking!
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« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2007 10:38:53 AM »

those are beyond cool!!
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« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2007 04:43:12 PM »

Thanks so much!

I just added two more pictures to the original post!
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« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2007 10:40:42 AM »

Those look great and gives me ideas on how to dress up my apartment!  YAY!
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« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2007 09:07:24 PM »

I think you have talent. They are wonderful.
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