April 20, 2013

Spindle and Table Leg Butterflies Hand Painted in Checks, Dots and Verdigris Medallions

black and white checks
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. 

Latest three butterflies. 
This one in a black and white checked pattern

hand painted black and white checks
Black glass bead eyes and tiny little red glass beads on the ends of the antenna

painted whimsical butterfly wings
All hand painted... 

recycled butterfly art
I used a chair leg for his body.

recycled art butterfly
This pretty blue one is so fun!

recycled table leg butterfly art
A table leg for the body painted black...

hand painted art butterfly
hand painted turquoise blue wings with black and white accents...

table leg butterfly
And blue glass bead eyes.

recycled art butterfly with verdigris finish
I love this one. I used Flexall to make the textural design
on the wings, then painted with a copper verdigris finish.

making art with recycled chair parts
Remember when I cut all these chairs apart? 
You can read more about it Here. I used one of those chair backs for this butterfly's body.

recycled art with vintage door knob plate
I love the curvy shape of it.  
I added a vintage door knob plate for extra decoration .

butterfly art with recycled repurposed elements
I used an aged metal drawer pull for the eyes and curly wire antenna.

verdigris medallions on butterfly wings
You can see more of the texture on the wings in this photo...
Look on the Flexall heading under categories for more ways that 
I use this.

verdigris butterfly
The paint lands in the crevices of the texture and makes it really stand out.

recycled butterfly art
Thanks for checking out the new butterflies!

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I still have items and reduced original paintings in my Etsy shop as well.

April 1, 2013

Angel Mixed Media Sculpture, Wood Recycled Art Angel

angel sculpture recycled
A recent art angel order...

wood angel sculptures
I made these angels around Christmas and one of my customers
that purchased them contacted me to make something
similar as a gift for her sweet mom.

hand painted art angel
For the body, I used a wooden lamp base cut vertically and mounted it on
a round wooden base that I studded with metal thumbtacks...

shell and glass beads
She wanted soft blues and yellows....

art angel with shell and glass bead trim
I added this pretty garland of shell flowers centered with yellow glass
beads at the neck....

art angel sculpture with recycled elements
A decorative wooden shell cutout became the halo...

hand painted angel sculpture
And the body was painted with different shades of blues, whites, yellow and gold.

art angel sculpture with carved wood wings
The wings are pieces of architectural wooden molding...

art angel sculpture with wooden carved wings
They are a little different on each side.

recycled art angel sculpture
Here is her mom with the angel...
It brings such joy to me working with others to create unique pieces that 
have special meaning for them and the ones they love! 
Thank you for stopping by...

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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