I Got a little bored one day and decided to put up a photo montage. Kind of.
Then i decided it was high time to get crafty….. so i did.
Using the Book Mobile idea i thought it would be nice to try a few different mediums. This one is using a Beano Comic. I also had a badass idea for a future project which i will post as soon as I've got around to attempting it!
This Book Mobile was a first attempt at trying to structure the shapes by introducing folds, circles and of course…. squiggly bits. I quite like the outcome and all though its a bit more time consuming its incredibly satisfying.
The leftover bits then led me to try and ‘draw’ an image with them….. a tree seemed most obvious. (Of course)
Then came the book ‘Sculpture’. Not sure what i think but the birdie loves it. He’s called George.
Finder Keeper Found a Frame
This i found leaning against a bin in Forest Fields. Its a beautifully detailed silk painting of birds and was sadly discarded as the silk had ripped at the sides and come away from the frame. Nothing a bit of love and attention couldn't resolve, it now has pride of place on my mantelpiece. Lovely.
Mostly finishing bits off for the big market but I'll post some images anyway! These are two of a set of three nesting tables that my dear one rescued from a car park in Robin Hood’s Bay for me to customise. Sadly the largest of the three is too wobbly to sell so I'll be keeping it for myself ;)
This is a Lazy Susan that i customised using an old 70’s cookbook. I aged the pages slightly before varnishing to give it that ‘retro’ look. I love it a bit too much so I'm secretly hoping no one buys it.
Mirror. I love this piece, its got so many little quirks and images that i might keep it for myself. Can we buy ourselves Mothers Day presents?
Finally, an old vintage style hall table (taller than it looks in the picture) decoupaged in a black and white colour scheme with a teenish appearance of Twiggy in her 60’s eyelash blazing glory.
Also aged and varnished for a bit of 'retrospective’.
I started to make Origami Love Hearts as they are the Crafty ‘How To’ that we’ll be giving away at the market tomorrow. I was wondering what i could make to show people the different things you can use them for (and how easy it is) and came up with this cute little decoration. It could be varnished for strength and durability and i am looking forward to adding a selection of beads to the end of the string to give it a bit more weight. Very simple and effective though, i look forward to seeing people’s creations!
And on that note, i shall now GO TO BED as i have places to be upon the morrow.
Peace and Paintbrushes
Lauren @ MollyQueen xx