Friday, 9 May 2014

A bit of a find

I've spent the last few days preparing class kits, which is not my favourite pastime at all but whilst I was hunting for something in my extraordinarily untidy studio, I came across a canvas that I had used for a bit of an experiment. It wasn't anything mind blowing, it had been a bit of a practise to see how well I could combine the fabulous texture of Grunge Paste and Dreamweaver's Crackle Embossing Paste. It seemed a shame to put it back under the pile of junk so I decided to use it as a base for all sorts of odds and ends that were gathering on my desk. There were pre-stamped images, die cuts, Crunchy Paper flowers....all manner of little gems that had previously been destined for other projects but never made it to the final piece. I have to say, it's a really nice feeling recycling stuff!


Here's a close up shot of the Crackle and Grunge Paste.


It's not all recycled stuff, there are a few new bits and pieces too.



I bet you guys have got a heap of odds and ends that would love to be recycled too....let me know what you come up with.

Lin



22 comments:

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Beautiful creation, Lin!

massofhair said...

Love using my Embellisher to create new fabric from old clothing, just made a watch strap and am blogging about it later. this canvas has a beautiful colour palette, so pretty and like the little pops of colour :-) xxx

die amelie said...

Best way to recicle honestly! Beautiful!
Claudia x

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is just glorious, Lin. Wish my odds and ends could look like this!

Lucy x

annekescardart said...

You have made a wonderful piece of ART. It is beautiful Anneke.
www.annekescardart.blogspot.com

Linda M. Cain said...

Gorgeous, simply gorgeous!

~Linda

Deborah Wainwright said...

Wow wow wow stunning Lin. No wonder you're pleased. I love your grunge paste and flowers and lace and colours and leaves, need I go on. Truly magnificent piece. Xxxx

Carol said...

Wow gorgeous - wish I was having a play day with you :( hope it's a fun day and everyone enjoys x

Kelly_Deal said...

So pretty! Love all of the elements!

Ruth said...

Another simply beautiful creation, adore the lace btw and another new technique to try in grungy crackle.

Helen said...

Fabulous recycling... I have lots of stuff hanging around,that's for sure...!!

isisimaginings.com said...

That is so beautiful Lin, I love every detail.

Karen R said...

Great idea, thought you might have used some of your old tiles from the bathroom snipped down for mosaic pieces, lol.

Lin said...

Cor Lin this is beautiful!!! So much going on!! so you went out to your studio and never came back lol!! Gorgeous piece of art it really is xxx

Julie Ann Lee said...

This is so beautiful. I can't stop looking at it! That Lynne Perrella lady is one of my favourites. I am about to start on a group of three canvases for my mum's spare room and this has been a huge inspiration. You are so imaginative with your creations. Julie Ann xxx

finnella03 said...

Just fabulous Lin

finnella03 said...

Just fabulous Lin

Susan said...

So glad you pulled it out and finished it, Lin! It is beautiful!

Diane D. said...

Gorgeous! Love it. What Grunge Paste are you using?

Sophie said...

Was für ein wundervolles Werk.
Es hat mich total bezaubert :-)

Sophie

Yours Artfully said...

It's PaperArtsy'a Grunge Paste Diane.

Etsuko Noguchi said...

This is a absolutely gorgeous !! Fab antique images and great composition. Beautiful embellishments you've used. I love the texture of Grunge Paste, Dreamweaver's Crackle Embossing Paste and Treasure Gold you've used too xxx