Friday, May 6, 2011

Art Parts Meet Metal


Are you ready for a RIDE?!!  Oh Yeah!! The E-Team is featuring the creative genius that is
Wendy Vecchi! Her theme is "Make Art!" and believe me, her line of Art Parts and stamps will get your creative juices flowing!

Of course, no E-Team Blog Hop would be complete without some wonderful prizes!!  Two random winners will be chosen from all the comments left on the E-Team blogs to receive 1 new Studio 490 stamp set, Art Parts Square & Rectangle Frame and some other fun surprises.

One more winner will be chosen on the eP Blog....you must leave a comment about your  favorite mother's day gift you have either received or gave to your  mom.  The eP Blog winner will receive a $25 voucher to eclectic Paperie to spend on goodies of your choice!

The E-Team
Starla (me!)

You will have from Friday until Sunday night to blog hop and leave your comments. The winners will be posted on eP Blog Monday. Good Luck!

P.S.  OOOOO!! Daisy is putting Wendy's stamps (aka Studio 490), both new and old on sale at 10% off.  Aaaand! Art Parts will also be 10% off.  NO EXCUSES!! Time to "Make Art!" as Wendy says!!

I decided that it was time for the Art Parts to Meet Metal.   

What a fun meeting!!  The two combined have LIMITLESS possibilities.  This is only one:

I think you can click on the photo to see the picture in a larger format

The Table.

I actually started with the flower pedestal table, which is made up of a variety of Art Parts. The flower was covered in TenSecond Studio's Dijon metal and embossed with TSS's Kabuka #18.  I then swiped some of Jenni Bowlin's Red Pepper paint across the metal and wiped it off with a damp paper towel.

The "stem" of the flower/table was done in Poison Ivy metal.  The vine was done free hand.  The base of the table is Dark Chocolate metal that I used one of the decorative wheels on and then sanded with the finishing block to remove the color from the raised areas. 

Sorry for the dark photo.  Had a HECK of a time trying to get a decent photo of all this metal without glares!!

The Vase.

I hunted through all my stuff and could just not find the type of vase that I needed to fit the idea of this project.  So, I created my own vase out of the Clearly for Art Blackout modeling film. 

 Hint:  make a template out of scratch paper first.  You can make adjustments to your template as needed, eliminating the trial and error on your modeling film.  Measure twice and cut only once!!

 I will admit that it was a little tricky to try and hold the film, heat it and mold it all at the same time.  May I recommend possibly the Plaid Hot Glue Gun Helpers?  I think that this is a MUST have on wish list!  I'm sure that my singed digits will be forever grateful too!!

The Flowers. 

The flowers were die cut from TSS's Dijon and Spiced Rum metal, using the Tattered Florals die.  Free hand squiggles and a small decorative wheel were used to emboss the metal.  Again, the finishing block was used to remove the color off of the raised areas to add texture. 


The flowers were adhered with hot glue to a couple of Art Part flower stems that had been painted with acrylic paint. 

The Leaves.

The small leaves are die cut using the leaf from Spellbinders Daisy Head out of TSS's Poison Ivy metal.  The large leaves were free hand cut from Whiteout modeling film. I painted both sides of the film with green acrylic paint then heated and molded the leaves.

The Butterflies.

The smallest black butterfly was made using a Martha Stewart punch on some Rock Star Black metal.  Free hand squiggles and a small decorative wheel were used to emboss the two different layers.  I used a bit of Clearly for Art Modeling film to suspend the butterfly above the flower.

The two larger butterflies were die cut from Peacock metal with my new mover's and shaper's Mini Butterflies. I used a couple of different Cuttlebug embossing folders on the meta, and sanded off the color with the finishing block.  The metal was attached to black modeling film by the body only.  After heating and molding, some self adhesive pearls were added.  The butterfly near the base of the vase was suspended from more clear modeling film. 




And the final project again




'Till next time...............I think Wendy says it best:

Make Art!


98 comments:

Arline said...

Absolutely beautiful, I would put that on a table in a New Your minute!

Kim said...

This is a beautiful sculpture!! I love the use of the metal--I haven't played with that yet! Thanks for inspiring me!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Oh, WOW, Starla. This is waaaaaayyy FAB!

artfuljourneys said...

OMG Starla.. I am in awe. Simply Beautiful, love the embossed metal..so cool. What a wonderful gift this would make.

Heather M. said...

Oooh! More flowers & butterflies! Love them & the embossing!

Kirsten Alicia said...

This is so beautiful. It would be perfect as a table centrepiece for a summer party.

Cher said...

wow I hope I dont have to pick a fav from the hop...TOO HARD! Yours is gorgy...luv metal, tho havent attempted it yet...this is such a great one...ty for sharing the how to's as welll...Might have to umm...CASE it lol..

Micki said...

Damn girl I am blown away. Absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!! You sooooo inspire me to attempt to play with metal. Absolutely love it. Love the freehand lines and those long leaves..... just awesome.

Patty said...

Your piece is truly a sculpture. So beautiful. Each time I look I see something I had missed the time before. Inspiring! Love your creativity.

Linda R said...

Metal.....what a great idea - I always forget about using metal. Thank you for reminding me and giving me a visual!!

jill said...

What a wonderful project! I just love your flowers!!!!!

Broni said...

Oh, Queen of the Metal, you have once again WOW'ed me!! This is spectacular!! I love every beautiful color and texture! Those leaves and flowers are magnificent!!

Louisiana Belle said...

Starla, you are gifted, my dear. This is amazing.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Deb said...

Starla this is fabulous! Beautiful piece of work! Hugs

Kim Nath said...

Absolutely gorgeous, I adore your flowers!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous piece, love love the flowers and beautiful colour palette. Tracy x

Anonymous said...

This bouquet is simply breathtaking! The metal adds such an interesting element to this piece and by-the-way, your photography is also beautiful! Marijane

Shawna said...

This is stunning! I love the detail on every piece. How creative of you to use the art parts with metal! Thanks so much for sharing some inspiration!

Bella said...

Love those embossed flowers! Great creation.

michelle said...

I love this project . . . what a great piece of art!

Mall Rat said...

This is an amazing piece of art ! I love your work .. I'm first time on your blog, but I will be back. Thanks

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

You sure made those butterflies happy with the wonderful flowers. What a gorgeous piece of art. Thanks for all the info, fun to see how all the products can be used. Thanks and enjoy the weekend.

Linda Cain said...

Stunning!!! I know how hard it is to shoot a good picture of a metal project. Yours are fabulous!

~Linda

Vic said...

Fabulous! I love the metal combined with art parts.

Dawnll said...

wow oh wow- this is amazing! Love the flowers and the colors.
Thanks for the inspiration
blessings to you, Dawn ll

Sandra said...

Starla - this is beautiful! Love your flowers and butterflies - beautiful!
Sandra ltb

Barbara said...

Wow! You certainly MADE ART with this piece. I love it and your great details for creating everything. That is so helpful to those of us who need more instruction to help us with our creativity!!!

Christy said...

Fantastic. Love all the metals and the beautiful color combination. The green leaves on bottom are a perfect stage for your floral arrangement. I did not know that the white molding film could look so much like leaves. Thank you for sharing!

Dorothy said...

OMG!!! Beautiful!!!!

CindyB said...

Great use of color. Love anything metal embossed.

Karen said...

What a beautiful project you made with all these new elements. Really like your hand doodles on the pedestal and flowers. Very nice!

bethann said...

whoa, so cool. love all the texture/colors and metal too.

kathy2eggs said...

Man, I can't believe it's metal...I must run and get some today...I've been waiting, but your project is the push I've needed...it's just lovely...what a fantastic gift to receive. I'm afraid I'll just have to admire it from afar....

Anonymous said...

Wonderful Project! Love the embossing!
Carole Gatza

Eileen said...

Just beautiful! You make the most gorgeous flowers!

Playing with Paper said...

Sooooooo Beautiful!!! I adore your flowers and the colors! Such a great project!

Noreen said...

The flower pedestal table is so clever, and the embossed flowers are great, too!

Carol said...

WOW WOW and more WOW, I love you project, the use of all the metal is amazing! Stunning! Tons of inspiration, TFS

Kaz said...

Just stunning!! love, love love

kazx

Jane said...

Your artwork is beautiful. I loved the way you added dimension to each and every piece. Who knew tin came in so many colors too.

Erika M. said...

Absolutely to die for - love it!

Dee in N.H. said...

How beautiful! I love it!

funkycrafter said...

very pretty. looks just like a real floral arrangement. what a great use of metal.

Marilyn C. said...

Great use of unusual material for all the parts. Great looking piece of art and very creative. Imagination at its best! Wendy would be proud.

kathy/North Carolina said...

I am speechless! All these projects were wonderful, but I think yours is my favorite! It sings! Wow and wow again!

Kristy Hansenwi said...

love everything about this - the texture and colors. It looks so springlike and on a table-it would be stunning. Thank you for sharing your project with us. KSH

Joan V said...

Oh, this is gorgeous. I love seeing what can be done with all these parts from Art Parts. I never would have even thought of doing any of these projects. Thanks for the inspiration.

Cathy Y said...

Wowza! This is a fantastic project. Your freehand vind in wonderful!

Nancy B said...

Wow, this is beautiful! My two favorite things, art parts & netal!

holly said...

Starla,
Your metal flowers + Art Parts = A cosmic adventure into Alice's Wonderland! I enjoy a little metal mixed into art. I wish I could see your project in life, up close. Bravo!!

Meghan said...

Beautiful embossing...very pretty.

Lorraine said...

Wow, what a unique & beautiful creation! I love the use of metal in your project, too!

Anonymous said...

WOW Starla! Your creation is just beautiful!!! You are truly the metal princess :) Linda Duke

Pat K said...

So much detail was put into your
gorgeous flower project, well done!

SusanK said...

Spring has sprung! Lovely as can be!

rush said...

the embossed aspect of this project is so fun! thank you for sharing.

Lynne said...

This is totally stunning. Love everything about it. The flowers are to die for. Thanks for sharing.

journeygirl said...

How creative and fun. I love the flowers and you have inspired me to be more free in my creative process. Who would have thought metal!!!

Sylvia said...

Wow, Starla! Your metal sculpting keeps getting better and better! This is a beautiful piece. Have a wonderful Mother's Day!

Holly said...

Really beautiful! I love all of the dimension with the embossing and the long leaves!

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Well girlfriend, this is amazing. I love your metal work and this piece is exceptional! Those flowers are just gorgeous!

Amber (bambi64) said...

Omg Starla!! I don't know what you were complaining about. This is awesome!! I love it. It would look so perfect in my new stamp room!!! :) You amaze me, girlfriend!!

Helena said...

This is fantastic! Thanks for sharing all the detailed shots and explanations!

Jerry said...

This looks like so much work. I love it all put together.

Janet L. said...

What a sweet breath of springtime!

Sandi said...

So lovely! I love the flowers. You did a great job! WOW! Thanks for the inspiration.

Primitive Seasons said...

This is really a winner! Love the metal flowers and the use of the modeling film. What fun and what great colors!

Mary
www.primitiveseasons.blogspot.com

Deb said...

Metal? Really? How lovely, everything is and how femine a project
thanks for this, amkes me look at my metal differently

buglady said...

Great embossing on the metal. Just beautiful work.
Aloha, Kate

Dianne Blencoe said...

WOW!! Your inspiration makes me head for my metal stash..TX

Wanda H said...

Wow!!! Love your metal meets art parts project!!!!!!! Gorgeous!!!!

Sheila B said...

This is amazing! So much work went into this,beautiful!! I bet Wendy will like it:)

Alexandra said...

Wow, this is a wonderful centre piece. I love it. The detail, colours and textures are fab'.

Helen said...

This is beautiful!! I love the flowers, they are amazing.

SherrySue said...

Metal is a superb accent for this art parts creation! Thank you for sharing!

minnie_mac said...

A stunning piece. Fabulous texture and colours.

Marilyn

Denise said...

This is beautiful! I love the use of the metal! Looks very fun to make too.... Love it!
DeniseB

Angie said...

Love it! Love all the textures and finishes. Thanks for making & sharing.

Lori said...

TOTALLY love this! I love working with TSS metal, and you did a fabulous job of combining Wendy with metal! lol!

Missusg said...

the details on this piece of art is amazing!! thank you very much for sharing it with us!

Stephanie Rodgers said...

Breathtaking! Absolutely love it! stefrick@optonline.net

Larissa Heskett said...

WOW!! What a FANTASTIC way to use the Art Parts!! =) I LOVE the metal creations and those flowers are BEAUTIFUL!! THANKS for sharing it is AWESOME!! Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

Andiepants said...

Just when I think I had everything....BAM! Metal? Are you kidding?! This is so awesome! What exactly do you mean by the vine was "free hand"? You mean you embossed that metal free handed don't you?! Upon first glance I though you dipped the flowers in UTEE but as I read...Metal? I think metal and Art Parts will have a long and happy relationship thanks to you;) Awesome work.

BrianK said...

WOW! What a fantastic piece, the colors are beautiful. The details are incredible. Really lovley!

Therese said...

Wow.........what you can do to metal, it Is amazing........thanks for the inspiration........have a good mothers day.......Therese

Barbara said...

Wow! Beautiful and exotic. Love the colors. Thanks for sharing!
Barbara

billiejo said...

Another gorgeous piece from the hop! I love your flowers!

Denise Foor said...

What a wonderful piece of art. Your photos are terrific and your instructions make me want to dive right in. Thanks so very much.

NANCY DARE said...

Great projet Starla...love it!

Marilyn said...

A beauty! Love all the pretty details! A real feast for the eyes!

The Craft Cupboard Under the Stairs said...

AMAZING! Your piece is fabulous

Marjie K said...

This is amazing! Just breathtaking.

Debby said...

This is stunning! You need to send this to Ten Seconds Studio too! You are a metal goddess and combining with Wendy's art parts is genius.

2amscrapper said...

a very elegant, sophisticated piece!

nonnie said...

wow, that is one amazing piece....thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

Sue D said...

Very cool project with metal!

Kaye said...

Amazing...truly a work of art.

Smilie girl said...

Wow! Super amazing work of art.