Friday, September 28, 2012

Drippy Grunginess...

I was dying to make something incorporating some of the little mummified old lead watercolor tubes I got recently.  But of course when it came right down to it I almost couldn't get myself to do it - they're so precious in their little metal case, it took sheer willpower to use any at all...  The French card I found inside a French book I had bought the same day, I just love it, and the back is wonderful too. I used the original, but I'm proud to say I at least remembered to copy the front and back before rushing to permanently glue it down!

I also used a page from my old pharmacy book (that any regular reader of my blog is quite familiar with by now!), an old paint brush, old measuring tape and what appears to be some kind of old drawer pull...Plus there's a layer of wax...

I also finally used my other old hinge I'd found to make another diptypch butterfly. Same idea, different butterfly...

Only a couple more weeks until my show, so much more I want to make and so little time, especially since I won't be home this weekend. Oh, well, I can only do what I can do!! 


  1. I bet you love E6000 as much as I do!
    I am so looking forward to hearing about your show - I bet your audience will eat these pieces up. The brush is so super cool - love the drippyness and LOVE that French postcard. And yes, it is a perfect match for those old paint tubes.
    And the butterfly?! sigh . . . ;)

  2. I'm so excited about your show!!!! Don't forget to take pictures to share :)

    Love your 'Drippy' piece.... well done for using some of your favourite things.... it's really hard sometimes isn't it? Wait till you have to say goodbye to them at the show... still at least you know they will be loved :)

    I do LOVE the drippy effect!


  3. Super gorgeous the energy and feeling of your work! and love the butterfly..magical and inspiring!

  4. Beautiful! Those little watercolors are a delight. What a find! Good for you for remembering to photocopy your french card. I always forget until it is covered in wax. Guess just too excited to ut the element into the painting. Good luck with your show!

  5. I just love it! Those little paint tubes are perfect - so glad you managed to 'let go' of a few of them, but hope you kept a few back.
    Like Karen said earlier please dont' forget to take pics of your exhibition to share with us - I'm wishing you all the luck in the world -I'm sure you'll have a fab time and I'm looking forward to hearing all about it.
    PS I love the drippy effect too!

  6. This is so wonderful, fun and drippy as you said!

  7. WONDERFUL! Love the paintbrush piece, all the elements work so well together.

    I LOVE those Butterfly Diptychs, inspired use of those hinges :)



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