Tuesday, September 14, 2010

More of My Faux Art Parts

I really really want those Wendy Vecchi art parts, but can't find them yet, so I'm back to improvising.  A good friend and fellow artist is having a birthday soon, so I thought I'd make something for her.  Wendy's blog has been full of inspiration lately, and though I'd rather be using those wonderful components she calls art parts, I'll work with what I can find until the real thing is available.
I cut the sunflowers from coasters with a sizzix die and inked them with vintage photo and wild honey.  The cylinders (toilet paper rolls, cut down.  shhhh.....) are covered with paper from Tim's lost and found stack.  I recently won a package of dotted grungeboard on ATT, and used a sheet to cut some flourishes.
The "resident artist" stamp is by Wendy, and was stamped with black archival ink on the largest of the tattered florals, which I then cut down and attached to the bottom layer.
Tiny holes were punched in some of the sunflower petals so the type charms could be attached.
Here's a side view:

Topping the whole  thing is a flower made from grungeboard, and cut with Tim's tattered florals die.  The bottom layer was covered with a page of text.  The top layer was inked, covered with clear embossing powder and heat set.  The brad in the center is from SU.
 

29 comments:

Lori said...

Oooo, just about ready to sign off when I saw you just posted.. this is total gorgeous, I just love it! All that grunge, really superb.... Love your improvisation (sp?) looks like the real thing!

Elaine A said...

Eileen -

This is awesome! What a super gift for your friend. I love how you've put this together - spectacular!!

Elaine Allen

SusanK said...

Improv....the mother of necessity! Lovin' this gorgeous Wendy art! You can order the AP and it will take about 2 wks to get to you.

Linda said...

Great improv! You are so creative!

Karen said...

Fantastic! That is an awesome Wendy-type creation.
I'd never have known they weren't the real thing if you hadn't said what they were made. That is great improvisation. Can't imagine how long it will take to get some of those art parts but coasters (and toilet rolls) are something I have lots of!
Thanks for sharing
Karen (ATT)

Debby said...

Way cool creation. Would never have guessed that those weren't art parts. Might just have to order from SA on their website to get the Art Parts. Haven't seen them around here yet in Illinois.

Becky T. said...

I love it!! I'm inspired to get working on something now!!! :-)

Kathy Eddy said...

Fantastic art Eileen! I love how you improvised! I just placed an order from Stamper's anonymous a couple days ago. Damn, since my birthday was in May, it must not be for me. LOL

Diann said...

When I'm feeling rather BLAH, your blog is definitely the place to come - FANTASTIC ART ALWAYS! I'm loving this piece and may have to try my own version just to see if I can do it!!! Love it! Diann

Kerry said...

wow! Eileen - you are an inspiration, I love your work. It is fantastic, it is beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing.

Elaine A said...

Love your birthday gift project. You always come up with the neatest ideas. Elaine Akers

Victoria said...

Great piece, your friend will love it!

Helen said...

Love this, Eileen, it's gorgeous. Love your "cylinders", it's just like Blue Peter (that's a British children's tv programme- they always used to make things from "cylinders" when I was a kid - but nothing glamorous like this!! I don't suppose they do 'makes' any more, today's kids are too sophisticated!)

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Oh WOW WOW WOW I really love that!!!!! Your friend will LOVE that!!!

Nancy Lynn said...

OH MY GOSH.......this is absolutely wonderful. Would never have known you used anything other than the real thing. I just love it. Way to go Eileen.

Lesley said...

Absolutely adore this!!!
I'm in the middle of trying to create a bit of Wendy art without the art parts. Using the middle of a cling film roll!!!

Anonymous said...

luv it! I am with you...cant find the art parts...so off to improvise meself! xo cher

Tammy D said...

Wow that is gorgeous! She will LOVE IT!!!!!

Bearcrazyman said...

So Very Cool!

Dorothy said...

OMG! you totally make awesome art!!!

MarleneMAZ said...

Wow! this is just fabulous, what a lucky lady your friend is :)

Kim said...

Fabulous art!!!

Pam Austin said...

Your piece is so fantastic! LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE! And as the highest compliment -I am certain I will have a seemingly close pamicat knockoff being crafted on my table rather soon!

Patzee said...

This is so cool. I love that hidden inside is a toilet paper tube. What a masterful transformation and improvisation! Do you do stand-up, too?

Alexandra said...

Oooooh! this is gorgeous Eileen, love your take on Art Parts, looks like your improvisation is spot on.
I would have been delighted, and maybe even more creative earlier, if Blue Peter had shown us how to make something like this when I was little.
Who knew toilet rolls and coasters could be so pretty together.
Alexandra

Wanda H said...

Eileen, this is WAY cool... totally fabulous!!!!

Sue Young said...

EILEEN!YOU HAVE OUTDONE YOURSELF!THIS IS GORGEOUS!!! (OOOHHH,HOW ABOUT TEACHINGTHIS YOU KNOW WHERE!!!???)
SUE

Sue said...

WOW! Beautiful, soooo creative and very resourceful ! Thanks for sharing Eileen.

teri said...

I'm just going to add that I like this a real real REAL lot!!! xoxo