Friday, July 3, 2009

The Art of Up-cycling




Here is another way to Up-cycle found objects. This House Warming Angel I created is constructed over a wine bottle (*hic*). Her sculpted paperclay head is adorned with vintage glass and a vintage flower pin all held in place nicely with apoxy clay. She is holding a little house that I made from a small block of wood, cardboard and paper with vintage glass shingles and flowers. Her body is covered with this really awesome paper that has the most gorgeous shades of blues and purples with a bit of aqua and gold thrown in and little fiber threads. I attached a wooden base to the bottle which gives her better stability. I also added a bit of play sand inside the bottle to keep the weight at the bottom so she would not tip over. Her arms and wings are made from heavy gauge wire which is another way for me to say I have no idea what size the wire is! :o)








Below is another one I made although I am not certain what this bottle contained. It was a very cool geometric shape. This Sea Angel is made in the same way but instead adorned with mini sea shells, star fish and a sea shell bouquet. She has a vintage pin in her hair that I believe is from the 40's and belonged to my Grandmother. This is the first Angel I made. The owner of this Angel commissioned the one above and has just recently asked me to do one more for her. I guess I better go find another cool used bottle...








6 comments:

Athena said...

Wow! Beautiful. :)

3rdEyeMuse said...

they are both AMAZING studies on up-cycling, but the Housewarming Angel is extra special.

Sue said...

Beautiful and creative! Thank you so much for sharing these with us!

Deb said...

Awesomenisity! They are fabulous. Inspired, indeed.

Kaycee James said...

You are so creative! I love looking at your work. :-)

Lazy Bone said...

Omg! She is beautiful! you have to show becky!