Saturday, November 12, 2011

Using Up My Papers

I've  used  up  every  bit  of  my  painted  papers  from  last  week.   Well,  there  were  only  4,  but  they  were  on  pretty  big  watercolor  sheets,  and  I  wish  I  had  more,  but  the  luxury  of  time  is  leaving  me  again.   I  am  happy  though  with  how  I  used   the  rest  of  my  papers--

...and  I  love  these  fun   knobs  that  I  found  at  Hobby  Lobby  that  just  opened  up  here  in  our  town  a  few  months  ago.  I  really  haven't  been  in  it  much  since  it  opened,  so  I  took some  time  to  walk  the entire  store.   What  a  great  store.  They  have  a  lot  of  everything!   And  if  you  look  at  the  piece  on  the  left,  the  main  image  was  from  a  paper  that  I  had  made  in  the  beginning  of  the  year--

This  was  done  on  a  piece  of   heavy  cardstock,  and  I  show  you  exactly  how  I  made  it  on  this  post.   (lots  of  texture!)

And  I  wanted  to  do  more  with  these  papers,  but  they  were  pretty  much  gone,  so  luckily  I  thought  about  doing  this  beforehand.   While  I  was  making  all  of  my  pieces  this  week  and   last,  I  was  taking  close-up  photos  of  my  work  in  progress  for  this  reason  alone--

to  make  some  "scrapbook" papers......so  I  could  make  these....

.........really  love  those  Hobby  Lobby  knobs!   As  you  may  have  guessed,  they  were  on  sale  last  week    : )

46 comments:

Denise and Louise said...

Wow, wow, wow!!! Beautiful artwork I LOVE the boxes.
Denise xx

roc said...

oh i love all those knobs too! great pieces of art. love those big sheets of paper you had made!

Zondra Art said...

I love your work! Everything is beautiful!:)
Have a nice day!:)

Buffy said...

Beautiful as always! Love how you took some pictures and made them into scrapbook papers to use in your art,that is such a good idea. They just opened a hobby lobby about 40 minutes away from me but I just havent took the drive to go,I'm lazy!

Bren said...

gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! You find the most amazing things, like the knobs. I can see why your boxes are a big hit. You're always thinking ahead, smart lady taking pictures.

Dianne said...

I adore these boxes! Your work is so pretty and whimsical... love the colors and textures.

Silke said...

Diane,

Your art just makes me happy! Every time I look at it! Your papers are gorgeous and then those boxes. WOW!!!!

I wish we had a Hobby Lobby here...

Hugs, Silke

linda said...

Love your canvases, they have turned out so beautifully with your gorgeous painted papers. The boxes are gorgeous as well, and I love the unusual knobs.
I have just added you to my Facebook page as well.

kristen said...

Love every thing you created and the way you think! Beautiful!

Pam McKnight said...

wonderful, and thanks for reminding me about the crayon/mini iron video. I saw that one a while back and forgot about it. I would like to try that technique.

Jenny Lee Wentworth said...

Amazing! Everything you do looks so beautiful, you're a pro Diane. :)
Happy Weekend!
♥Jenny

Janelle said...

Beautiful work. Thanks for sharing your techniques.

Kathy said...

Your art is amazing, as always. Those knobs are perfect for your style. We don't have Hobby Lobby here and it looks like they carry a different sort of selection than Michael's. I haven't seen finished knobs at Michaels. Those are great!

Marilyn Rock said...

Such beautiful use of those papers; lovin' your art here Diane as always! Those knobs are awesome! xxoo

Deb Harvey said...

Love the boxes, and all the color and texture! Beautiful work!

Tammie said...

Gorgeous Diane
i love what you did with your beautiful papers!

Wax Beach Artist said...

I love your papers! Wow, they are so full of color and the texture is grand! Great idea taking pictures of the papers and using that for the boxes. All of your projects look fantastic and the knobs are so cute! You are going to love Hobby Lobby!

Giggles said...

These are amazing...beautiful work! Love it! So vibrant fun and those knobs, well they are wonderful!Such an inspiration!!

Hugs Giggles

Tricia said...

These are so gorgeous! Great use of your papers. I love those knobs, too.
Blessings,
Tricia

Faerie Moon Creations said...

These are absolutely beautiful boxes, Diane. Those lovely knobs worked perfectly. Happy weekend to you and yours! :)

Julie-ann Bowden said...

These are so cool! Thank you for sharing your mixed art printing methods too! <3

Janie Husband said...

ohhh.....beautiful stuff

Michele said...

Wow...so gorgeous as always! Your mind must work so creatively!

Manon said...

I am so glad you came to see me teach, I so enjoyed it and I will be back online doing some more stuff for the free online art class. I love your papers so much. I hope you get them all copied and don't have to hand paint them? I am going to have a look at how you made them.
ManonX

Julia Christie said...

I just love all of this! And the knobs are perfect!

Smiles

Marlynn said...

Love those papers!!!! So who is gonna make it back from Redemption Island. Coach is rocking it right now, he just may have a chance to win it all, finally! LOL

sharon said...

Everything you make is wonderful! The knobs in addition to those fabulous papers and bright colors are incredible Diane!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Gosh, those boxes are great and the knobs are the perfect addition. I had forgotten that post until I went back to review it. I've never used gel medium for paste papers. I've always used Sta Flo liquid starch. I personally think my paint costs less than the gel medium, but I don't sell my pieces, and if I did, I would probably use better paint.

Theresa said...

love all! Colors, patterns, textures and those cool knobs!

Cameron said...

Gorgeous, Diane!! You are so, so clever!!

A Hobby Lobby has opened here, too....going to check it out this week....must peruse the sale bins, for sure!

When do you sleep, btw? Haha!

claire barone art said...

fantastic !!! the knobs are splendid beautiful Diane love Claire xx

Dorthe said...

Dear Diane,
your boxes are gorgeus, love the painted papers you had saved from beginning of the year, and what you did with them, and the ones you made and photographed. And the knobs makes wonderful legs,in just the right colours, for your bright and beautiful boxes.
Hugs-
Dorthe

~Rasz~ said...

I love your work...and the knobs are great! What a wonderful addition. You've given me the idea to start taking pictures of some of my work and making scrapbook paper out of it. You are such an inspiration Diane. Thank you.

amy said...

i have those knobs too!!!!!!!!

not the same ones, but i found a few on clearance at hobby lobby. i bought them, and...
left them on my desk.

i will use them, i will....

so.
i am tickled to death that you like the nattering recordings where i mutter on and on!

i really am.

it makes me happy that people enjoy them.

big time!

because i rewatch them and think i seem basically insane.

xxa

Healing Woman said...

You are right. Those knobs are just wonderful. They are so rich looking and add to the fabulous papers you had already created.

Emelie said...

I canhear the pressure is on and have you in it's grip of production, yet....Everything looks like it was done with the greatest of easem just lovely work and boxes. I love the knobs also, so coordinated with your beautiful papers and aren't you glad you have that record and can make a few more. It takes a ton of ink.

Kristin said...

That's it! I am going to make some more papers! It's been so long since I've made any, but I loved using them and your gorgeous pieces of art have inspired me to do some more. I just love everything about these - thanks for the shot in the arm ;) xoxo

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Diane,
What a gorgeous way to use your painted papers.
These pieces are beautiful work of arts and the knobs just finish them off nicely.
Creative hugs,
Anna

Diane Writes said...

Hi Diane! It's been a while since I left a comment in your blog. But regardless, I always read your posts from Facebook and in this blog. I love each art work you share to us. WIshing you a great day ahead!

Rosie said...

I love your boxes SO much - they speak to me. I'd love to buy one but maybe I will just have to MAKE one of my own??? Thank you for all the inspiration.

NatashaMay said...

These are just amazing! I never recognize your previous work in new ones until you say so. :)

rachel awes said...

KnobLove. xox

Heather Henry said...

Love these boxes, they're fantastic and so colorful. I think it is so awesome that you make your own papers. That is just so cool!

Janny said...

Tnkx for sharing your beautiful work again :-)

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

Holy Cow these are great! And I swear you are a genius with finding ways to use your artwork and save time all the while making it still an "original"! I bow to you!! haha You and your work is such an inspiration for me. Ok, I sound like a commercial so I'll stop but really great work. Thanks for being so generous with your technique "secrets". ;)

Juls said...

such fabulous creations!! you are so creative! Hugs Juls

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