February 15, 2013

Graffiti Art Dragonfly Signage Inspired Table Leg and Spindle Recycled Dragonfly Art

table leg dragonfly
Update as of Spring 2016, I'm no longer making the dragonflies.
I sincerely appreciate all the past orders, thank you!
Please visit my new online shop featuring my coastal and 
nature themed mosaics. 

 I had recent orders for my graffiti inspired 
dragonflies so I decided to make four extra to put in the Etsy store,
and a couple of those have already gone to their new homes.

hand painted colorful sign
This time, instead of painting individual wings, I decided to paint the entire board,
then cut out the wings.  I painted layers of color and random 
letters and numbers so that when cut out, parts of those
elements would be in the wings.

urban, industrial look dragonfly recycled art
It worked out pretty well! 
I still added more layers of paint after cutting
 but the basic background was there.

recycled metal pieces in dragonfly art
Lot of different metal parts for the eyes and antenna...

metal pieces in recycled dragonfly art
I used a fork and old clip hook for these eyes.
My mom saved these clips for me for my dragonflies...
Thanks Mom!

graffiti look and recycled art
I drilled a pilot hole and attached them with a screw...

graffiti sign industrial look dragonfly art
I made 2 with blue bodies and 2 with black bodies

graffiti art dragonfly
Blue body...

faux layered paint look

recycled chair parts
Someone gave me free chairs they pulled out of an old storage shed.  
They saw junk and thought of me LOL!

using old chairs for art
After cutting them down, I was left with all these
wonderful parts that otherwise would have ended up in the landfill.

wooden finial
I also used some of these cool wooden finials on the bottoms
of the blue dragonflies

dragonfly art
Lots of layers of paint...
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February 11, 2013

Hand Painted Hearts, Heart Ornaments or Door Hangers, Stripes, Animal Print, Dots and More

hand painted checked heart
Just finished my hand painted Valentine hearts...
3 days before Valentine's Day LOL!
Oh well, better late than never 

hand painted heart ornament
I say Valentine hearts but they can really be for any 
time of the year.
Hang on a cabinet door...

hand made heart shape door knob hanger
Or a door knob...
in a window, on a gift, or even on your tree at Christmas!

hand painted paper mache hearts
This is a set of paper mache hearts I made years ago.
They were so fun to make, adding all the different elements
and patterns so I wanted to make more.

hand painted wooden heart cut outs
I drew a freehand heart pattern and cut them all out of 
3/4" thick pine. Sanded, primed, painted on all sides, sealed and finished
with all kinds of fun elements and pretty ribbon.
They are pretty big, about 7" x 6"

There are lots of pics...ready?...

metal key ornament
Pretty peacock pattern on one side
and gold metallic dots on the other side with a metal key and zebra ribbon...

wooden heart ornament
Peacock Heart

painted wooden heart cut out
Hand painted flower on one side and black and cream checks on the other
with striped ribbon

heart ornament
Big gold metallic dots on black, topped with a vintage u-shaped bolt
and harlequin green and cream on the other.
The diamonds are "studded" with painted thumbtacks... the same process

studded heart ornament
I LOVE the studs!

hand painted zebra heart ornament
Zebra one one side and gold dots with a pink escutcheon
 and metal key on the other, tied up with dotted black ribbon

polka dot heart ornament
This one may be my favorite.
Gold and Wine stripes with a verdigris metal letter "V" and more 
metallic dots on the reverse with a metal key at the bottom.
This one is tied with vintage french ribbon in black and white stripe

diamond and animal print heart ornament
Had to do some leopard ones! This one has more green
and cream studded diamonds on the other side...

striped heart ornament with recycled number
Another peacock feather with an aged number "4" over black and 
cream stripes on reverse, all tied up with leopard ribbon and blue
and cream stripes on the sides

painted heart ornament
More leopard with gold metallic dots topped with a metal key 
on the other side

hand painted key heart ornament
Most are painted with the black and cream stripes on the sides....

black and white checked ornament
Some have a beautiful blue with cream stripes...

black and white harlequin studded design
I love this one too! Gold dots on a pretty pink background, topped 
with an aged number "9" with black and cream studded
diamond on the other side.

hand painted wooden heart ornament
A white metal key over gold dots with more black and cream checks
on the other side topped with leopard ribbon

art ornament heart shape
I like this one too!
Pink and cream distressed paint with studs and an aged letter "U".
Black and cream studded diamond on the other side

heart cut out with hand painted design
Gold swirls on black with a numeral "2" on a studded striped background
on the other side

zebra print ornament
Studs on Pink with zebra on the reverse.
A white metal key dangles at the bottom and topped with dotted ribbon

hand painted black and white checked ornament
Another white metal key on top of a studded background and 
the black and cream checks on the reverse

striped and black and white checks hand painted ornament
Last one!
More checks and a verdigris "V" over green and gold stripes, all
tied up with black and white ribbon.
Update! check out my 2015 hand painted heart ornaments

Visit my new store featuring coastal and nature themed mosaics or find me on InstagramFacebookYoutube and Pinterest
I still have items and reduced original paintings in my Etsy shop as well.

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