Friday, August 12, 2011

Recylcing My Roosters.......plus a Giveaway to Share

I've   blogged  about  making  new art  out  of  your  old  art  in  this  tutorial,  and  I  decided  to  do  it  again  with  my  roosters  combined  with  some other  older  art  of  mine  to  make  some  fun  pieces.





















I  used   these  canvases  from  Dick  Blick  again--9 x 9  gallery  wrapped  with   very deep  2 3/8 inch sides--which  is  my  favorite  part  of  these  canvases,  because  you  can  continue  your  story  on  them--


And  I  always  love  to  add  the  vintage  embellishments   like  the  bingo  pieces  and  the  brass stencils,  and  also  these.....

This  was  an  old  kitchen  utensil--I  guess  you  would  call  it  a  hand  mixer?   I  cut  it  in  half  and  spray-painted  the  steel  mixer  part  black--they  made  for  cute  little  knobs  for  the  tops  of  these  canvases.

And  here's  another  thing  I  did  with  my  roosters--I  put  them  on  these  wooden  houses  that  I  purchased  from  Carla  in  her  Etsy  shop  Indian  Doll  Art  Works.

I  really  like  these  houses  and  they  fit  perfectly  in  the  reverse  side  of  the  gallery  wrapped  canvases.   In  this  case,  I  put  them  in  a  wood  cradle  board--basically  the  same  thing.

which,  of  course,  I  had  to  add  a  little  collage  to  ; )

....and  when  I  was  finished  with  all  of  these,  I  put  them  all  toghether--



I  just  LOVE  all  of  this  color--in  my  case...more  is  definitely  more!

And  the  giveaway  that  I  want  to  tell  you  about  is  Manon's  at  her  blog  Art  by  Manon  Popjes.   She  is  generously  giving  away  3  pieces  and  here  is  one  of  them--

...don't  you  just  love!!

To  see  the  rest  go  visit  her  blog  and  you  can  enter  your  name--I'm  keeping  my  fingers  crossed!

38 comments:

Marilyn Rock said...

Diane! I love, love, love what you did with this cradled canvas! Your rooster art houses - amazing! I keep going back to look at all the detail and I love the use of the kitchen utensil! You're brilliant!

Also; thanks for the link for Manon's giveaway!

Have a fun weekend ahead! xxoo

Carla Trujillo said...

Hi Diane,
What you did the with the houses is totally awesome! I love all the rich colors you used and the embellishment!
The wooden cradle pulls it all together nicely.
I always have display boxes in the back of the brain, but nothing ever come of it.

NatashaMay said...

Everytime you mention you've recycled something I'm always like, did I miss something? Cause I totaly don't recognize the recycled piece. It's a masterpiece in itself. Great job! :)

Bren said...

love all the new pieces. the cradled canvas was genius really sets it apart. I'm thinking these new pieces are going to have new home soon.

Janet Ghio said...

I love the way you recycle your pieces!! and use the back of the canvases.

Theresa Plas said...

How clever is that??? Love all the creative embellishments and agree with you that More is More! Manon's art is lovely - thanks for "heads up":)

Georgie Horn said...

I love your roosters. yummy!

Gabriela said...

Fantastic!!!!!I love every single one of them!

Maggie Ruley said...

That may be my favorite piece ever! Every element just works.

Sandra Kaye said...

Amazing!! I just love your rosters and the shadow box you put them in. Just GREAT!!!! Well done.--hugs--Sandie

Janine said...

Geez, once again, I love your work!!!

Thanks so much for posting Manon's blog...I have been thinking about her and was going to check her blog and there it was on your blog! So thanks for sharing that too!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Did my original message not go through? Glad I came back for Manon's link. These are super wonderful pieces. I really love the one with the houses, but your roosters are always fun to see.

Heather said...

Diane I love these rooster!!! I love all the vintage stuff and all the details. You are always so great with details!!! Love them!!

Rebecca Anthony said...

Wow Diane, all these pieces are so interesting and beautiful!

Lottie said...

Your roosters are such fun - absolutely amazing - I just adore them I am 'chicken mad' and really ought to try and have a go myself.

Netty said...

Oh wow these are fabulous, x

Lesley said...

You always amaze me by your inventiveness. This is wonderful!

Bobbi Lewin said...

I love these! Especially with the kitchen utensil handles and the faucet knob:)

Ella said...

I love these, so much detail...really amazing! You are sooo talented~
I love displays like this; really fab!

Rosie said...

Totally inspirational! Wonderful work. Now where did I put those canvases ....

Buffy said...

I love those vintage kitchen pieces on top. Such a great idea! And those little houses,you just made them so adorable,they fit perfectly in the cradled wood. Everything is just Gorgeous!

sharon said...

You are a master at jam packing in sooooo much art in a little space, and your pieces are so energized by it! Fantastic work Diane!

Lorraine said...

these are fantastic I love the embellishments you have added and just love the roosters

Deb Harvey said...

I really love your Rooster Art!!! So colorful and fun!!!

Marlynn said...

All I can say is you never cease to amaze me! That's all. Incredible. Hugs to you!

~Rasz~ said...

I love what you did! And recycling the hand mixer, too clever! I want to do my kitchen in roosters after looking at your roosters! Terrific!

PBsArtStudio said...

Mmmm loving the art work Diane! I especially love the Traditions one and the houses... I love those too!!! :)

Kathy said...

Diane, you never cease to amaze me. You really should look into licensing your work. It is so original and remarkable!

Cameron said...

Oh Diane! I bet a day in your brain would be an enlightening, exhausting visit..haha! Such creativity and talent you have!!

Joyce van der Lely said...

Love love love those roosters ! and the taphandle ♥ and that sun ♥♥♥

Sandra said...

WOW!! I love what you've done with the rooster artwork. You are so creative - I was bouncing up and down on my seat wanting to reach out to touch them they look so full of texture and embellishments. Fantastic! Thanks for the FYI on the give away I'm heading there now;-)

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Love your rooster art! These are just amazing - I love how you take the "old" and make some FABULOUSLY "new." :) Thanks for the giveaway link - Manon's art looks so fun. :)

katrina said...

Hi Diane,

thanks for your comment, as always I love your pieces, looks like you have a lot of fun, real soulful creations!

Tina Eudora said...

Oh Diane I just love what you have done here, it is awesome! I really love the way your imagination works!

Thanks also so much for stopping by my blog and your wonderful comment on my little painting. It means a bunch to me when a talented artist likes what I have done. Encouragement can be so important to a struggling artist!

Pamela Holderman said...

Roosters are just so summery aren't they? And then your huge sun shines down on them. Have to soak up the summer sun!

Emelie said...

That was the coolest surprise to see that end photo and all the work put together I didn't see that coming. Love how the roosters tails turn the corner like you said, story continued.
All that color is amazing, I always think as the summer wears on we get richer and richer with color.

Emakesart said...

Oh my goodness!! I just love all the details you use! That hand mixer is fantastic! Your are so darn clever, I love seeing what you're up too!

xoEsther

Isabel said...

I love these and I too love using door knobs handles on some of my art:O) Im always looking for new hardware:O) Thanks for sharing:O)

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