Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Collage on Wood

So, I had the great pleasure of meeting and talking with Ania Dąbrowska aka Finnabair. She is as brilliant and kind as she is beautiful.
My friend Lin Brown from the UK was lucky enough to take one of her classes and told me I had to try her wonderful techniques....long story short....this is my attempt at a Finnabair Collage.
(You MUST visit Lin's blog and see what fabulous pieces she made in Ania's class)
It was a real treat to dig out old hoarded treasures from the past to randomly cut and glue to this hanging plaque I got for a song at HL a long time ago.
I used the new Tissue Wrap Melange Tim sent me as the base...how could you go wrong starting with such a gorgeous base???
I loved how the Crinkle Ribbon took the Distress Inks and Stains. That stuff is just so amazing.
The little girls are on a clay button I made years ago. The image is from JVO's Collections.
There's a real snap, the innards of a watch, a Vintaj piece and a button with a crown all sprayed and layered with Multi-Medium.

This gold frame was perfect to go around a piece of paper with at 7 on it, and a metal embellishment.
The little bits of computer pieces are here and there.

7Gypsies gaffer tape and a Vintaj butterfly.
This is a Jenny Bowlin button, I think....not positive...and some metal piece from long ago on top.
I love the Mini Lightbulb I just got from Time Pieces.
The computer glass fit perfectly into the Spocket Gear.
Sadly the mica sparkle doesn't show up well in the pictures...but you get the idea.
The nylon netting created a cool affect under the butterfly.
I added a few stamps here and there to fill up space under the trims that were glued on and sprayed.
I used Perfect Pearls Turquoise and Perfect Copper on the KaiserCraft flowers and all over.
The flower has a Grungepaper and Metal Foil base that was embossed. It gathered some of the spray as well.
This is by no means anything near what Lin or Ania created, but it was a fun project, and that's all that matters!
Tonight we had a great Birthday Dinner with my son Jeff and his family. This is his oldest Erin.(she's 11!)
The food color dye is slowly coming out...I think we're doing Blueberry next time!
Have a great week.


inkypinkycraft said...

Wow another amazing make packed full of wonderful details and interest, just love it!! Trace x

Yours Artfully said...

OMG Linda, you nailed it.....then I knew you would!!! I love it, every little nook and cranny is so interesting, the more you look, the more you see. I have no idea why you were so worried. xxx

Theresa said...

I really like this one!!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous ! Love this creation ! So much detail. Have a great day, Shirley

Kaz said...

Totally rocked this!!! Awesome work Linda x

linda said...

It's just beautiful! Loads of detail - love it!

SusanK said...

Wow, what a great project! You could even do a travel-themed one or family history. Erin's 11? Sheesh And he's her dad? Must be all the great genes in your family cuz everyone looks so young!!!

Kathie said...

This is fabulous! I love all the elements!

RaNae Ellett said...

That is an amazing piece, Linda, Excellent job as usual! What a handsome Son and granddaughter, so Beautiful! You are truly blessed!

Paula said...

Great job Linda, I love the way it turned out...just beautiful.

Luthien said...

now THIS ... IS a collage! what a visual feast Linda!! if i were an ant, i would ask your permission to live in there. there will be no end to exploration!! B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L!!!

Marijane said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! I would love to sift through your "trinket" stash... what fun that would be. Even more fun is seeing how you use them - pure genius!

Marjie Kemper said...

Linda, this is drop dead gorgeous ! I would love to meet Finnabair sometime and take classes... love her style! You have totally rocked this project and I bet it makes you smile every time you walk past it.

Anita Houston said...

What a treasure trove all on one piece!!! Gorgeous! I could stare at this for hours and see something new!

Lori said...

Gorgeous, really gorgeous. Lin and Finn's work was just amazing, and this is no exception either! Well done!

Candy C said...

Linda ... this is so beautiful! I love how you are so NOT afraid to experiment and try new things! Love Lin and Finn's techniques and you have nailed them! <3 Candy

Beth Norman said...

Wow, your art is incredible. As always, so perfectly done!

Sugar Lump Studios said...

What a gorgeous piece and amazing details! Lucky you getting to meet Finnabair! :) Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Parabolic Muse said...

I had to rush over here and tell you how incredibly awesome your gypsy wagon in CPS is. I am in LOVE with that. I can seriously say I spent over an hour dissecting that with my eyes. This could be a turning point in my art. I'm not making too big a deal out of it I trust.

Nice picture of your son and granddaughter.

Netty said...

Am catching up Linda with blogs since my holiday and am so thrilled I didn't miss this wonderful collage on wood. Loving all the fabulous texture and embellishments. Thank you for sharing your family photo, beautiful. Annette x