Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Embossed Metal & Steampunk--a Great Combination

I've  been  using  my  Graphic 45  Steampunk  Debutante  papers  again  (still  my  favorite  ones  that  I  have)  and  this  time  I've  added  a  little  metal  embossing  with  them--





and  I  added  these  fun  embellishments  to  this  piece--






This  is  where  I  have  to  thank  garage  sales  again  for  the  light  bulbs,  knobs,   and  the  old  alarm  clock  that  I  took  apart.....and  also  the  frame.   It  was  a  mirror  in  a  plain  wood  frame  that  I  found  for  50 cents.   As  a  matter  of  fact,  I  had  2  of  them--



The  best  way  to  do  steampunk!

And  speaking  of  papers,  I  just  got  some  new  ones  in  the  mail  on  Saturday  from  Stampington  that  are  SO  awesome--I  will  be  doing  something  with  them--so  stay  tuned.....

50 comments:

Мария said...

О, какая красота!!! потрясающие работы :)

Denise and Louise said...

I have just one word for these.....WOW!!
Denise xx

Marilyn Rock said...

WOWSA! I am lovin' this! The detail you get here - just incredible! xxoo

NatashaMay said...

Wow! Where do you find these things? Love the metal touch. :)

Bren said...

you know it's a gift to look at all these random objects and know that you can do something interesting with them. You have that gift, these new pieces are fantastic.

Janet Ghio said...

Thos hearts look so great! I have got to try the embossed metal! I have the stuff to do it with--just never seem to get around to it!!

Buffy said...

Love them! Your embellishments are just the best,love those lightbulbs and the inside of the alarm clock! If I don't know what to do with something I'm just gonna send it to you!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

These are INCREDIBLE. So impressive. Wish I had your eye for assemblage and collage.

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Wow. That is SO neat! Love it. :)

sharon said...

Your art is explosive no matter what style you chose Diane! I am lovin those birds!

Lainey Parker said...

Wow! These are incredible!!!

Dianne said...

gorgeous pieces! love this style...

Lynn said...

I love these multi media mixed pieces Diane. they sing to me. And I too am a LOVER of garage sales and thrift stores.
All my art gets made from fabrics and embellishments found there. I buy very little NEW, some but not much. Your frames are great finds too.

Heather said...

These are awesome!!! I love them both! Congrats on Stampington!!! That is awesome! I can't wait to see what your up to!!! xxoo

Talking Horses Arts said...

Yummy and Yummy again. LOVE them!
Very original to!
Andrea.

Zondra Art said...

Amazing work, amazing dear Diane! I love your art.

Kisses and nice day:)

linda said...

Wow, these are just awesome!

The Secret Hermit said...

Lol Diane I can't even imagine how much 'stuff' you must have lying around in your house, you always come up with such fabulous creations.

X

Heather said...

wow, these are amazing! I love all the textural and imagery going on in these pieces. Just amazing! I've never done embossing, but you're inspiring me!~

Tina Eudora said...

Oh Diane I am totally enchanted with the art you have done here! And the vintage framing is absolutely perfect! I have a thing for old wood and metal, can you tell? :)
Tina xo

Dorthe said...

Wonderful steampunk, Diane- the metal embossing is fabolous on your art piece- and all the fantastic colors- makes thise gorgeus pieces.
Hugs,Dorthe

NuminosityBeads said...

Wow! those heart ones are so rich and captivating. You're definitely on to something here. Great work!
xoxo Kim

Michele from Pipi La La said...

you are so clever diane! your imagination works so well!

Createology said...

F.A.B.U.L.O.U.S. combinations. Love how you have put the details together and displayed them. Happy creating...

Sandra Kaye said...

Ok, you are way TALENTED!!! I just love your work. Every time you post something , I'm so there ... Can't wait to see what you do next. Just love the metal hearts. GREAT job!!! --hugs--Sandie

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

Gorgeous as usual! Ok...so do you paint right over the glass? So pretty!

Kristin said...

Wow I am in love!! I especially love the horizontal drawer, its amazing. I want it in my apartment!! :-D

Becca said...

I love steam punk, and you've done such an awesome job representing it! I'm always amazed how you can take something of little worth and turn it into a piece of art!

Heather Henry said...

Seriously cool stuff. Your art always amazes me. I love it!

Leila West said...

I LOVE the bird one, that is SO cool looking!! Absolutely amazing the things you create.

wanda miller said...

YOU are crankin' it girl! steampunk diane style, i LOVE. i wish we could watch you do this, it's just wildly great!
and i'm having a hard time keeping up on blogs lately, i ADORE your houses in the post before this one...i'm going to go live in one of these...i can just feel the CREATIONS here! xo

Cameron said...

You are a Fairy, a Tinker....making magic with Lost Things!

Theresa Plas said...

Awesomeness!!!! Love your creativity and repurposing vision...makes me want to pilfer through the hubs bin of doo dads for inspiration:)

Cassie Shella said...

Oh my goodness - just wonderful:) I love the frames they are in, and the birds are fantastic. Thanks for the inspiration - have a Blessed week.

Isabel said...

As always awesome work!!! You are soo creative:O) Thanks for sharing:O)

Healing Woman said...

Love that steampunk look. The bulbs are a great addition to the gears. These should sell at Yankee Peddler~

Netty said...

Oh wowee so stunning. xx

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

Oh my goodness Diane! These are absolutely gorgeous! YOu have such an amazing vision for pieces like these! Thanks for sharing your beautiful work! Hugs and many blessings. Kelly

Lorraine said...

love this composition all the little odds and ends and that lovely paper

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

diane!! That is amazing!! You are so creative, I love it!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOW I lost my words..incredible artistic works I've never seen such fantastic pieces! All the amazing details you get here - just unbelievable! Your art works are always so inspiring.

trisha too said...

Fabulous pieces, Diane, all of them!

:)

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Diane,
Oh gosh, I'm always sooo inspired when visiting you with your great artwork!
Thanks for visiting me, Your comments mean a lot.
Creative hugs,
Anna
PS: looking forward to seeing your new papers

Dawn said...

Wonderful work love the colouring you chose for the frame it all looks FAB

Love Dawn xx

Terri Kahrs said...

OMG, OMG, O-M-G!!!! I can't believe how amazingly beautiful this piece is and how much your work has grown!!! You are going to have an awesome time at the show.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and your lovely comment. You made my heart sing, Diane! I hadn't realized that Somerset Apprentice has started to advertise their fall publication.

Good luck in my drawing and with your show!!! Love & Hugs, Terri xoxo

~Rasz~ said...

That is just WAY TOO COOL Diane! I have a couple friends who are into Steampunk anything...I am sending them your way!!! Great job, you are so talented!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Wow wow wow! Just when I think you cannot top yourself, you do! Everything you create is so magical!!! :)

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

oh wow Diane! your artwork is fabulous! I'm going to have to check out those papers you're talking about. The frames are spectacular! So creative! :)

Artist Terri Smith said...

Mercy Miss Diane..Now You've Really Done It! Now I'm Going To Have To Learn How To Emboss Metal. Girl, You Simply Keep Amazing Me! Actually More Like "Inspiring Me!" It's As If Somehow You Reach Down Inside Me And Make Me Take A Second Look. Truly, These Newest Pieces Are Excellent! Your Attention To Detail Is Astounding! And Hey, Thanks So Much For Your Sweet Visit Earlier! You Are So Right About The Possibilities Of "Addiction" To Hunting And Gathering. It's All I Can Think About Right Now. What Would Go With What And That Sort Of Thing. Hope You're Having A Glorious Weekend! Sending You Some Love And A Lit'l Georgia Sunshine, Terri

Corliss said...

Never been a big fan of Steampunk but I certainly love these pieces!

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