Tuesday, December 18, 2007

RECYCLE

This piece is made with a scrunched up brown paper bag which was hand embroidered, with bits of muslin and lace added. It was painted with white gesso, then painted with brown umber acrylic paint and lots of treasure gold and shiva sticks rubbed over the top. I love how it's turned out!! This technique was from a book called Paper,Metal & Stitch by Maggie Grey and Jane Wild....... Great book!!!
PAINTED WITH GESSO

THE FINISHED PIECE





RECYCLING
So, then I grabbed a previously made piece of hand turned applique (which I'd already cut up), and I did the same to this. This turned out all leathery looking and what a difference to the original. I'm so happy with this piece too!!

I DID THIS YEARS AGO!!


AND THIS IS HOW IT LOOKS NOW......

39 comments:

Shashi Nayagam said...

Oh how beautiful!. Amazing pieces I love the brown paper bag one the best. I love the way the details of the embroidary and lace jump out

Purple Missus said...

What fabulous pieces Dianne. I really liked the gesso brown paper then I scrolled down and saw the finished piece - its brilliant. You would never believe it was plain old brown paper. Love the fabric piece too.

Judi Wellnitz said...

I love this .. what a wonderful way to recycle! I think you should teach this for me over at Doll Street! Seriously!

Doreen G said...

Love the brown paper piece -I have been playing with some this week also.
What a difference to the fabric piece.
Fantastic.

Vicki W said...

I love both of them!

Quilt Pixie said...

great job and a beautiful piece!

Joanna van said...

Love that top piece...really lovley! Shimmers!

StegArt said...

Oh Dianne, that brown paper bag piece is just stunning. What will you do with it?

BumbleVee said...

wow Di..... that first piece is beautiful.

good old brown paper hey? It can be used for sooooo much.

Lise said...

Wow!! I don't have the time to try any new techniques just now BUT I'LL COME BACK!! The brown paper bag is stunning..
Lise

Annica said...

Two great pieces Dianne! Love both of them!

Susan said...

Hi!
Oh my gosh, Dianne! These are absolutely WONDERFUL. Thank you so much for showing both the "before" and "after" photos for the applique work. I would have have believed how outstanding the change is, how leathery, how completely altered. This truly inspires me to drag out a bunch of "stuff" and simply play with gesso and paint. Thanks for sharing!
Susan

Jacquelines blog said...

Wonderful Dianne!! I love them both!

Kim said...

Having fun, huh? I like the "recycled" appliqué.

Carol said...

Oh my god Di, these are LUSH, love them.

Micki said...

Looks like you have been having fun with these. Wonderful pieces.

Judy Scott said...

Incredible results will have to try this technique! Judy x

Emmy said...

I like to try this it is so wonderful
Emmy XXXX

linda stokes said...

Fabulous Dianne! just goes to show you should be careful of what you throw out, amazing what can be created.

Judy Rys said...

Great transformation!

Homeleightigger said...

Just wonderful Dianne - I love both pieces but especially the pinky one! I have got that Book - I am off to dig it out. Val

Barbara said...

It looks wonderful!!Wish you and your family Merry Christmas and a happy New year! Looking forward to a creative 2008 with you!
HUGS Barbara

Vivian said...

Great results ... one never knows what the happy results will be!

MargaretR said...

What a transformation Dianne. I have a Vessel that I'm not happy with and I think maybe that technique might just about save it. I have that lovely book too.

Bente said...

This is wonderful Dianne, I realy love this, especially the first one.... How could I miss it. And I have that book...... I runned and fount it at once, guess what I will read in Christmas :-))))

Bente said...

Hm...... I did not mean to be anonymous....sorry :-) I have to try again

Colorfuldayz said...

Wow, Dianne, incrediable results!! Thanks for posting, especially with the before and after photos. I will definitely be trying this one!!

Gunnels blog said...

Hi dianne!
I have give you a "you make my day adward"! If you don´t want to give it away so don´t. See it as a christmasgift from me!
Happy Holidays!

Ann Christine Dennison said...

What fantastic work and a great technique ...very inspiring! Thanks for sharing :-)

sammy said...

Di these are all such great pieces... Thanks for sharing how you did them and the finished pieces... I expecially love the reddish one from the fabric... awesome! Merry Christmas my friend!

Judy Scott said...

wishing you a very very Happy Christmas, love Judy xxx

Fiona said...

these are amazing. I just got this book from library and now can't wait to look through it.

Linda Fleming said...

Dianne, you take recycling to a whole new level! Gorgeous!

I hope you and your family had a fabulous Christmas!

clevelandgirlie said...

Dianne - this first piece is spectacular. I can't believe how stunning it turned out. I MUST try this.

Dot said...

I ditto what everyone else has said. What fantastic art!!

sharon young said...

Hi Dianne
Love the technique you've used here, the results are amazing! Particularly the applique piece , what a transformation.
I haven't ever looked at the book , think i must be missing something!!

Dawn said...

I just found your blog - we are in some of the same online groups. I love recycling old stuff and these pieces are fantastic. I can't wait to see what you do with them from here.

Elizabeth said...

I just love these pieces!!!
I have the book but I dont remember this technique- guess that I had better go and have another look!! Your work is so fabulous! the transformation of the older piece is amazing!
We all started out thinking that this was what quilting was remember- woo!! How far the art has come!! We are all so inspired by your work!!
Happy New Year to you!!
Hugs!
Elizabeth

Trish Goodfield said...

Hi Dianne

Love the bags, I'm having a go at the moment. I've also just joined the fibre art group after seeing the badge on your site.