Saturday, July 14, 2012

more beach glass



inspired by my beach glass and an old book cover
(devoid of it's pages)


for this piece, I used the entire book cover
I love the dimensionality the spine gives
plus, it can stand alone - or hang on the wall


the back is teabag paper and gesso .... I would love this on my walls


ingredients:
empty book cover
book text
thread
lavender
sea glass
copper wire
tea bag paper
gesso
watercolor paint
acrylic medium

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and the sky the last couple of days ....
ingredients: 
thunder
lightning
rain


24 comments:

Ms. said...

IT STAYS IN PLACE--Oh, lovely lovely. I am inspired.

Rita said...

Lovely! Those green pieces with the copper wire remind me of wire-wrapped moldavite necklaces I've seen. Very pretty and unique piece.
Oh, and love your sky pic with the gorgeous clouds!!

Dianne said...

Love this! And I just took a tour of your etsy shop! Oh my! I adore the poem collages! I've been using loose tea for a while now... but I love what you do with your tea bags, so when I'm out of loose... I might just have to go back to bags! You stone birds are so cute too! And your paintings! Oh I've missed you and I'm so glad I'm back!

Gina Sismilich said...

This is a lovely piece - I love the words on the book spine.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Such a beautiful post. Such lovely artwork. Love the seaglass heart. Wonderful ingredients. :) Have a lovely day. Tammy

cjsrq said...

Your creativity appears to be boundless. I love the seaglass/bookcover creation and your photo is wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

ShabbyChicShaz said...

You've rustled up a treat with a few simple ingredients, superb piece :)

sukipoet said...

i love what you do with bookcovers. ah yes to cover your wall with teabags. wonder how long that would take, lol.

Kim Henkel said...

Lovely! I too love tea bags, beach glass and words, and here they are all put together wonderfully! I also wanted to say your day at Mount Ranier looks wonderful!

~*~Patty S said...

another absolutely wonderful treasure you have created Kimmie!

SO many ingredients that I adore

gorgeous clouds too!

I am in the process of downloading the oodles of sky pix we took on our trip to VA Tech for a long weekend...the clouds were so stunning too...a storm was a brewin

must go back for another look at what you made
oxo

PAK ART said...

love your fresh approach to collage art! I have lots of AK bottle caps to send you, just need to get them in the mail. Someday.

girlunwinding said...

This is super, Kimmie! I love that you used the entire book skeleton. How perfect.
We have been getting much need rain and cloud cover here, too. It's been a nice reprieve from the heaviness of the heat.
Peace~
Dawn

girlunwinding said...

This is super, Kimmie! I love that you used the entire book skeleton. How perfect.
We have been getting much need rain and cloud cover here, too. It's been a nice reprieve from the heaviness of the heat.
Peace~
Dawn

rebecca said...

Pure creative vision!
And you are so right about transforming walls this way, how lovely that would be.

Carola Zajdman said...

Kimmie your work is so inspiring, love it !!!

Miek said...

Woow how I love this !! Your a very inspiering artist i became the 334 follower . have a good day! Grretings from Holland. Miek

Lynn said...

I LOVE this book cover with the beautiful green sea glass. LOVE IT!!!!

Steph said...

this is absolutely gorgeous, Kimmie!!! love the colors!!

Steph said...

this is absolutely gorgeous, Kimmie!!! love the colors!!

Halle said...

I totally missed this one! Love the color and texture the teabags give. Beautiful!!

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Playing catch up now that I am back. this is wonderful Kimmie. I love book covers as substrates and how you have use the words down the spine. Gorgeous work there lady!!! xox

amy of four corners design said...

beautiful piece - there's a nice pacing rhythm about it...
and I love your little stay-cations posts - just read about snoqualimie falls - great pics!

*jean* said...

you are a creative genius, my friend....this is beautiful

Nancy said...

Love the book cover, so pretty and yes, it would be lovely on the wall :)