Archive for June, 2008

More Postcard Art

Sunday, June 29th, 2008

Here’s a couple more collages I’ve done on the fronts of post cards.

This first one is “Home Sweet Home”. I made the house from cutting squares and rectangles from scrapbook papers and tags from Foof-a-la. I love their line, very cool shabby chic stuff! The house number is an old game piece, I sewed on a real key to the bottom. The “Home Sweet Home” words were made on a label maker. I ran a very skinny strip of white core cardstock through the label maker and embossed on the letters than sanded over them to make it stand out more. The background is a tissue paper with house plans printed on it, 7 Gypsies makes these.


This next one is called “My Favorite Dress”. I took a plastic template of a dress and traced it on some paper that was a photocopy of some fabric. I aged it with lots of inks, it was very bright white and red before I started and I wanted it to look older and aged. The lace and button are vintage, as well as the piece from a very old tape measure. The background is another tissue paper from 7 Gypsies with dress making patterns printed on it.


Wear a Square (piece of art)

Tuesday, June 10th, 2008

Here’s a few more of my soldered jewelry pieces. These are done on 2×2 squares of cut glass instead of microscope slides. I use the same process of making a small piece of collage art, sandwiching it between the glass and then soldering around the edges. For more info see this earlier post of mine:

This one is a fairy, I used an image of a girl and mounted wings behind her, it’s on an old book page, text is from an old book as well. I added a silver charm to dangle from the bottom on a jump ring.


Here’s a fairy Queen in her crown, I like the star charm at the botton, it’s made of stone:


I wanted to do a piece that had some humor to it, I think of her as an older lady on the stage trying to recapture her youth.


I LOVE Alice in Wonderland, it influences alot of my work, if even in just small subtle ways. This piece is actually stamped, the image of Alice is a rubber stamp I colored with pencils, the postage mark is stamped directly on the glass with Staz-On ink.


All of these pieces are currently for sale, $12 each. E-Mail me at: if you’re interested in purchasing one.