Tuesday, July 7, 2009

New Artwork.


I finished two mixed media shadowboxes this week. The one on top is small...5.5"X 6". I learned this wonderful technique for making the frame at a class given by Julie Haymaker Thompson. I took her concept changed it up quite a bit. The floral embellishments were made with paper flowers, vintage book pages, buttons and music sheets. I've added it to my Artfire shop.. what the heck. I'll see what happens.

The one below is the second in a series of 5 that I am making for my studio. This one is 12X12. The concept of using vintage hardware as the main focus was Julie's idea, but it was so me!!! I made a few changes, and added the floral embellishments etc. I was so happy with the results I had to do a whole set of them. I've got keys and clock faces and tape measures for the rest. You'll see it hanging in the studio in a couple of weeks for the Where Bloggers Create party.



28 comments:

blushing rose said...

How unique the creations. Beautifully done. Thank you for sharing. TTFN ~Marydon

Lady Pamela said...

Hi Karen,
Very sweet.
I have chosen your blog to pass the Kreative Blogger Award to. Here is the link http://ladypamelascottage.blogspot.com/2009/07/thank-you-andrea.html

Barb said...

Karen,
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THESE!!!
Is there a tutorial on how to do those wonderful frames?
And you filled them in with such wonderful charming treasures.

blessings, and hope the selling goes well.

Barbara jean

Not the Good Scissors! said...

Cute, Cute, Cute! I love these, especially the butterfly. How clever.
Susan

Rita said...

So many details, you are very patient.Looks great. Rita

Polka Dot Moon said...

Those are just beautiful!! Love your creations!!

Ana said...

Very creative...I love them!

♥Ana~A Petite Cottage

The Rustic Victorian said...

Hi Karen!
Really beautiful, you are a wonderful talent!
Marcie

Elyse said...

hi karen,

stunningly beautiful. wow.

i am so looking forward to your where bloggers create party! what a wonderful idea.

xo

justmichelle54 said...

Hi these creations are absolutely beautiful! We are very happy to have you in the Artfire community :) Let us know if you need any assistance at service@artfire.com

Michelle
Customer Relations
artfire.com

Becca said...

Those are gorgeous!!! beautiful work :)

julie Haymaker thompson said...

Now this is what I am taking about!!!!!!!!! Thank you big time for flying with the class ideas and doing the ideas such beautiful justice!!!!!! The are awesome.You just are very talented girl !!!! hugs julie

Barb said...

Karen,
Thanks for coming by and the note.

I did look for her frames on her blog, but the frame class must have just been for "live" people. =0))

Great job on yours!!

Blessings,
Barbara Jean

Alison Gibbs said...

They are so cute.
Alison

Becky said...

You are so good at what you do. I loved your art!
Love white Wednesday too.
Hugs
Becky

Rosemary said...

Those are so cute!!
Great job!
I have thought about a stenciled initial on my pillows. Not sure yet.
Thanks,
Have a great day!
Rosemary

Rebecca said...

Hello
The boxes are great...good luck with them you should do well.
Hope all is well, have a great day
Rebecca

Lynn said...

Oh WOW, absolutely gorgeous, I love this style :)

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Karen these designs are so lovely! I have a friend who is getting very interested in the paper media art and will have to send her over to see your creations!

blessings
mary

Lori said...

hi there...i followed a link to you posted on Elyse's "cottage" blog...your art work is beautiful...i esp love the piece featuring the vintage hardware...lovely!!!

Debby said...

Karen, they are so gorgeous, love what you have done.
debby

Simply Susan said...

They are simply lovely!

Jan (J.T.) Thomason said...

I love this piece - it's so ME!
It looks like you are using the back of the canvas to create.
Is that clay? Molding paste? I can't figure it out from the picture.
Love this piece. So cool!!

Daydreamer :) said...

I LOVE them! Your creations have a tranquilness to them that is absolutely pleasing to the eye.
H :)

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Yeah! I got your post to load today! Your artwork is beautiful, Karen. I'm not surprised you have so many followers, you have a beautiful blog and you are a lovely person to visit with. I hope you are having a great day! Twyla

paperbird said...

gorgeous collages!

Viola said...

Both are absolutely gorgeous, Karen!!

Michelle (Shell) May said...

Gorgeous Work! I love everything!
bunny hugs,
shell

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