Friday, August 13, 2010

Inspired by CPS

So   whenever  we  go  on  one  of  our  road  trips,   I  always  grab a  few art  magazines  and   books  that   I  have--whatever  is  laying  around  is  what  goes  with  me.  And  I'm  so glad  that  this  one  ended  up  in  my bag--

This  is  the latest issue, and I've already  read  the  whole  magazine,  but  I  kind of  forgot  about it.  When  I saw what was  on  the  cover  by  artist  Sue  Pelletier,  I  thought--ooooh,  I  want  to do that  too!   And   with  me  having  the  time  to actually read  the article,  I  knew  exactly  what  to  do  when  I  started.  She  calls  it  plaster  collage,   and  that's  how you start  out --with  patching  plaster.  I  didn't  have  that,  so  I  just  used  a  heavy  modeling  paste.



I  love the texture that you get



And  then  when  this  is  all dry  is  when  the real  fun  starts,  and you  can start  collaging  and  layering--

You  can  click  on  this  for  a closer  view--you  can  really see the texture.


 

So  I  want  to  say  Thanks  to  Sue!  She's  a  frequent  contributor  to  CPS,   and  I'm  VERY  partial  to her style--so  go  check  out  her  blog.

And  I  also  wanted  to  show  you  this--

 Okay,  I  found  this  little  round  globe (just  the  globe)  laying  on  a table  at  a garage  sale  a  few  months  ago.  The  people  who  were  having  the sale  didn't  even  know where  it  came  from,  so  they  gave  it  to  me.  And  then  I  attached  it  to this  metal  green  base.  I'm  not  even  sure  what  it  is,  and  I've  had  it  forever  (see--- don't  throw  anything out!)  And   now that  I   have  all   of  these beautiful  maps  that  I  showed  you  here  (you  can  probably  guess where  I'm  going  with this)  I had  to  make  this--




I  just  added  some  postage  stamps  and  some  old  coins!

And  guess  what  guys--I'm  writing  this  post  on  my  NEW  "bell"  laptop.  The  only  thing  that  wasn't  broken  on  the other one,  pretty  much,  was  the  hard  drive (all of  my stored  memory),  which  I was  very  grateful  for--so  we  were  able  to transfer  the hard drive  over  to this  new  one.  The first  thing  I'm  going  to  get  is an external  hard  drive.  A  year  ago, I  didn't  even  know  what  that  meant,  but  I sure do  now,  and  I'm  not  taking  any  chances!

49 comments:

Joji said...

I love this. I enlarged it and wow you are right what great texture. It has a little steampunk flare to it too. I'm really enjoying mixed media and collage. Thanks for all your inspiration.

Say It In Color said...

This is wonderful as is the one with globe and map....I love map paper....and gave away my small globe collection five years ago...boohoo. These are great!!

Buffy said...

I was so excited to see what you were going to do with the globe,that is sooooo neat! I love it. And I love your other piece with the texture too,you really work quick,I think I'm just on the internet too much and plus I just think about things to make for a few days before I get started. You inspire me. I'm glad you got a new computer,hopefully this one will last awhile.

Maggie Ruley said...

Great piece, and thanks for showing all those cool things you got, cant' wait to see where they end up.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You are so busy. I can't begin to keep up with you. It takes me forever to just think of a design, then to turn it into art is even longer. Both of these are adorable. Two of my favs, even. The bird is a real work of art. I love your take on Sue's technique. And that globe is the cutest. You sure put it to good use. I agree. Don't ever throw anything away, especially if you are a mixed media artist.

Emelie said...

Oh Diane so b eautiful and creative just grabs a person right away. Yes I have had thoughts of that article also for some work.

That little green base use to have a long shap metal stick from the center and a long time ago shops worite out a ticket when you purchased things, the sustomer got the yellow slip and the original was stuck on the spindle for the shop owner to use a reference for bookeeping. I saw them when I was a little girl. That box is just wonderful with a Diane imagination. Such a fun visit here today.

Terri Kahrs said...

Diane, your new piece is fabulous! I was so happy to see the texture, but when you added the little bits and bobs, it became a "wow" piece!!!

Love that tiny globe! That little green base was just the ticket. Happy Weekend! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

I love all this. Gorgeous texture, it is inspiring and looks so vibrant.
The box with globus is great, I mus smile, it is so beautiful!
Hugs Anja

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Diane,
Wow, love both these pieces.
I'm off to check out the links.
Happy painting,
Hugs,
Anna

Dianne said...

Gorgeous plaster collage! And as always, the box is adorable.

Janet Ghio said...

Your collage looks great!!

WrightStuff said...

I should really go to bed, it's past midnight, but I just can't resist visiting my favourite blogs and it was so worth it! Great to see all this yummy texture mixing with your talents Diane!

Rebecca Anthony said...

The texture is incredible I really love that! Who would of thought to use that globe the way you did, that globe and the stamps are just a perfect combo!

kluless said...

LOVE the plaster collage and especially the colors you chose. Beautiful! I might have to play around with it a little myself. Thank you for the inspiration!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Wow - what you created was so beautiful! I love the piece with the birds. :) That globe is really unique. It definitely is a centerpiece - I love lost and forgotten treasures. Theresa

Julia said...

Hi Diane,
Thanks I had a great time, so much art and inspiration, my sister has the biggest art and art technique book library too!!!!.
I love your new plaster piece you made, such lovely colours and textures, and so beautifully made..., isnt CPS so great!...Jacqui gave me a copy she had two of, and I just ate it up, and have lots to look forward to trying out now, its just finding the time isn't it?..xx..julia

Lisa ( nickname "L" ) said...

CPS is my favorite magazine !Fullof inspiration ...just like You ! Very beautiful work Diane!

Monica said...

oh wow,that's really interesting. and yes, tons of texture. love what you did with it.

as a nomad, i LOVE your stamps and coins and world map thingy.

how i wish to be able to get \nay arty magazine. cps always looks useful

Tina said...

I am inspired now as well! That globe is such a cool find and what you did with it is so amazing.
Love the texture in the piece you created. Amazing

Emma Grace said...

Thats cool stuff. I like it!!!!!

Flor Larios Art said...

Love the little globe! and the box colors are beautiful!

Cathy Bueti said...

Diane this is so beautiful! I recently discovered molding paste and I love it! The texture is great and I love your color palette!!

Nice work!! :)

Connie said...

Very nice collage. Love the texture and anything with birds!

Saschi said...

wow diane! i did the same thing! i havent created my piece yet, but i have carried that magazine around with me now for a week! i whip it out at break time and just fixate on that article! once i've done it i'll post mine too. yours look great, and your style shines through!

Kelly Berkey said...

Diane, you are so creative. I just love all the things you jump into and create! Glad you got up and running again with a new computer too!
Have a lovely evening!

PBsArtStudio said...

Gorgeous, you did a great job... I love molding paste, love the textures you can create!

My Journey to Hope said...

This is great! I really love it! Thanks for the inspiration!

:) Michelle

purplecat said...

You did really well!!
Cloth paper scissors is amazing, I pop in and out of my newsagents when I know it is due, I am sure they think I am mad!! but the joy when I see it there on the shelf :0

Jenny Lee Wentworth said...

Oh I love birds. Looks like a fun project, it turned out fabulous. Thanks for the kind words on my blog. My friend really loves the gift I made. :)

♥Jenny

Marilyn Rock said...

Diane, funny - I'm working on a piece, now, using Sue's technique from her CPS article! Love what you're doing here! Love the globe piece, too! xxoo

wanda miller said...

you crack me up, A LOT!!! i would like to EXPRESS this to you!!!
i just got through reading the same article in cps late last night and you incredible creator, this looks so scrumptious and so diane style!!! and you gave me some good ideas as well, i thank you i thank you.
your globe is so rockin' it, creative is your middle name along with generosity!! xo wanda

Kristin said...

Oh my goodness - that's beautiful! I'm with you, I always read my mags., but don't often digest them until I am in the passenger seat on the road to somewhere!
Your work inspired by the cover is just stunning! It would be a great entry for this week's MMM too -"Embellish it" - thank you for your visit and for all of your kind words, xo

joyfulploys said...

I love the texture you got with the modeling paste. This is a lovely piece! And your box and globe are amazing! I'm happy to hear that you have your new laptop.
Mary

Odd Chick said...

The box is really, really awesome! I love it. I can't believe how you take a little of this and that and make something so stickin beautiful. Now that is reeeeal talent in my book.

erin carver said...

hi Diane,
painting is totally gorgeous with all that texture! love it... thanks so much for your support and kind words over my way - lovely to be catching up now on what you've been up to, I've missed my regular visits to your blog and all the colour and inspiration I always find here - thank you!

Theresa said...

O Wow Diane! Love all the texture and the globe on the box is genius! Got to check out your prescribed links! Thanks again for sharing:)

rachel awes said...

your layers are
AMAZING!!
i'd LOVE to see
YOUR pile of
art magazines/inspiration!!
xox

Ellie said...

I love your work; It is fun to try some of the amazing projects that are featured in CPS! Fun to think of all the directions you could go in! I love the Worldly box...
I am going to try to find this issue, today! Thank you!

Martha Lever said...

Oh Diane, that plaster piece is absolutely fabulous!!!! And the globe on the box...well, what can I say??? Just very fabulous too!!! I have also admired Judy Wise's plaster paintings and have always wanted to try it. I need to get that article!

Marlynn said...

Hi, Diane - was able to get onto your blog from office computer still can't from home computer. Loved your creations and that globe is to die for! Have a good day,

Tami said...

Amazing. I love the texture, the colors, everything about BOTH of your pieces!!

Michele from Pipi La La said...

I just really love your work! You inspire me. ♥ Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog! ♥

Bobbi Lewin said...

I just love your style with composition and your whimsy:)

Lainey Parker said...

Your collage is just gorgeous. All the wonderful colors and you can really see the texture in the photos.

Kaili said...

This is beautiful. I loved mixed media paintings, the texture and all the layers. Great work!

Dorthe said...

Hi Diane, dear,
Plaster ? have to read about that! looks fantastic, and after adding texture it is a real wonderfull piece.
And your box, with the glope, on its green feet, oh dear, -so absolutely gorgeus.
Hope you are having a lovely day, dear friend.
Hugs,Dorthe

Pamela Holderman said...

Just love texture - can't get enough! Oh and going to Blick would be heaven too...

The Dreaming Bear said...

I absolutely LOVE what you did with that technique!!! Way to go!!

suepelletierlaughpaint said...

wow! LOve that you were inspired by the article ! and love that you totally made it your own! love it!

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