Saturday, January 30, 2010

A Very Naughty Girl

Hi there!
Well I've been a very naughty girl. Usually I use scanned images from old books and documents to use them in my artwork. But today, I started cutting up the originals. Yikes I know, but in my defense most of these books are torn and pages are already falling out, but I do still feel guilty.
Here's the first one I cut out. It's from a book called "A Very Naughty Girl." It's quite an old book, and believe me the things they considered "naughty" back then are laughable today. I thought it was a funny title, and I used a beveled piece of glass to create a wall hanging.
I also used scalloped copper foil around the piece.
Here it is soldered. I used black patina to give it an old world feel. Kinda cute don't you think?
Here's the back. There isn't another piece of glass on it to keep it lighter, and it's fun to feel the old paper.
Here are some more I came up with today. The heart is made from an old credit document form 1906. So weird it's over 100 years old!
I made them in a heart, circle and oval shape. The circles are 3x3", and 4x4" in diameter. The heart is about 4" wide, and the oval is 4x6"
Here's the Paris ornament hanging on the wall.

I'll be bringing these to Palm Springs where there's a street fair I attend every Thursday night from 6-10. Let me know if you're interested in purchasing any of these, because I don't have them on my website yet. Hope you're having a great day, and thanks for swinging by my blog!
Take care,
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