Monday, March 05, 2012

Embossed metal art

This piece of art features an embossed metal flower which the students created in this class.  It is layered onto an embossed oval (NS), an embossed silver foil label (TH) and then layered onto a piece of my new restructured paper which I also embossed!!
I love the splash of colour created by the brads and the oval in contrast to the neutrals of the background and the glitz of the foil!!

This is the twelfth piece of art for the calendar so we will be putting it all together this week!!  Everyone will be able to decide which piece of art will be featured on each month so their calendars will be unique.

It has been really fun to come up with the layouts for all of these little pieces of art.


Birdie art

I love the combination of the sheet music and the bird!!  This piece of art uses one of the handmade paper sheets we made the first day which has a piece of sheet music layered onto it.  I die cut the body of the little birds (TH) from colourful hand decorated wax crayon  paper I had left over from one of my cards a few weeks ago.  I layered it over a die cut of the whole bird cut from brown cardstock, added a brown wing with 3D foam tape and a tiny black brad for his eye.  I layered the handmade paper over the embossed cardstock background, glued my bird into place and added three little black squares for accent.  I really love the vibrant colours of this little bird.


Seed Paper Art

Another layout for the calendar!  This one features a piece of seed paper which was created several years ago by students at a Art Festival.  They have been sitting in a classroom and were recently returned to me so I decided to use them for this calendar project.  The seed paper is created by forming a sheet of handmade paper, sprinkling on seeds and layering over them a thin piece of paper - in this case, the top layer of a paper napkin.  The piece needed very little else so I just doodled a border using a fine tip Sharpie marker, glued my seed paper in place and added a fiber tie for a bit of texture.