Friday, December 2, 2011

More Fun With Metal Before I Leave....

I've  still  been  playing  with  metal,  and  I  wanted  to  answer  a  couple  of  your  questions  from  my  last  post.   I  like  to  use  a  36 gauge  metal,  which  is  pretty  much    the  weight  of all  the  different  types  of  embossing  metal  out  there.   Amaco  sells  it  in  different  shades  and   different  kinds  of  metal  that  you  can  find  HERE.   It's  not  real  costly,  especially  if  you  just  want  to  experiment.   I  found  a  large  roll at  Nasco--I'm  not  sure  if  they  still  have  it,  but  I  hope they  do,  because  I'm  running  low.   And  I  also  want  to  mention  that  you  can  cut  it  with  regular  household  scissors.   And  one  more  question  was  how  do  I  adhere  it.  I  use  extra  heavy  gel  medium  and  it  will  stick  to  anything--you  just  need  to  burnish  down  the  sides  of  the  metal  to  the  surface  that  you're  adhering  it  to.

Okay--so  I've  been  running  around  here  like  crazy  this  week  trying  to  get  some  more  art  in  before  I  leave  (later  on  today)






I  really  love  how  vibrant  the  colors  are  on  the  metal.

I  had  been  finding  these  religious  medals  this  summer  at  sales,  knowing  that  one  day  I  would  find  the  perfect  piece  for  them!

I've  also  been  using  some  of  my  faces  for  collage  again--


When  I  use  my  faces,  they  seem  to  tell  me  how  to  finish  the piece.   These  came  together  very  quickly.

So,  I'm  leaving  for  my  show--I  have  to  say  that  I  need  a  little  break--all  I'll  have  to  worry  about  when  I  get  back  is  Christmas--I  LOVE  Christmas!!

41 comments:

Brigitte aka Scrappassie said...

Have a wonderful show! And I love how you use the metal, it's awesome. Love all your work, but the metal especially ;-)

NatashaMay said...

I admire each piece you make. They are so ful of energy and color. Wow! Brilliant! :)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

These are awesome. The metal pieces are simply spectacular. I am in awe of the way you make it work for you, and I like the sentiments you added at the bottom of those pieces. Have a GRRRRRRRRRREAT show!

Bren said...

Beautiful, beautiful pieces. I'm sure you are going to do very well at the Show. Enjoy!

laurie said...

these are stunning, I just can't express properly how beautiful I think these are, !!! wow! Best of luck!

Buffy said...

Beautiful again,I love the colors of the top ones and your girls are beautiful and shabby chic looking! Good luck at your show,let us know!

Zondra Art said...

Beautiful works, I like it!

Have a great weekend:)

Cathy Bueti said...

All of these pieces are beautiful Diane! Great colors! Love how you incorporate your art into new pieces! Have a great show! :)

Karenliz said...

WOW They are all so gorgeous! Your metal pieces are so wonderful. You are going to do so well at your show! Have fun!

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

These look great Diane. Good luck at your show, you can look forward to relaxing and getting into your Christmas groove when it's all over. Thanks for the extra info on the metal. Talk to you soon!

xx Jaime

rebeca trevino said...

wow these are terrific.
have a great show. post pictures of you in action, would ya?

NuminosityBeads said...

I'm so impressed with your craftsmanship on these boxes. So vibrant with their jewel-like finish. Terrific is right!
xoxo Kim

Juls said...

beautiful works of art!! I love the canvases on the last picture, they are just beautiful and magical! Hugs Juls

Wax Beach Artist said...

Beautiful work as always! I could look at your pieces for hours, so inspiring! Have a great show and a Merry Christmas!

Cameron said...

You'll deserve that rest for sure.....you've been working hard....and these gorgeous pieces show it!!!
Oh, Diane, I am always in such awe!!! I forsee these going quickly! They are so special and handmade with attention to detail!!

Have a terrific show!!!

AliciaArtShop said...

Winner! You are my Art Card winner for today.. Congratulations!
http://aliciaartshop.blogspot.com/

I will send you and email as well

LOVE your use of metal, your pieces are absolutely stunning. Great job and I hope you have an amazing show.
~Alicia

Janet Ghio said...

Have a great show. I love your metal pieces-they are wonderful!

Kathy said...

You have a way of getting me totally off what I'm supposed to be thinking about - LOL! Have a great show!

Daniele Valois said...

You are amazing!!! AMAZING! I hope one day I can strive to make such beautiful art as well! ...oh, so lovely!

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Diane,
All these pieces are fabulous!
You have some amazing ART.
Have a great, fun time away.
Creative hugs,
Anna

Emelie said...

I just love that bottom or the last photo, the over lap of the different pieces just get me so excited.
I am saying special workds so this show is a big success. You have worked so hard.

Marilyn Rock said...

I know your show will be successful; your art is so beautiful no matter what you do - it all calls to me. Enjoy! I love what you're doing with the metal, too! xxoo

Janie Husband said...

the metal work is beautiful, diane.....i hope you have a great show in youngstown....by the way, i left part of my heart there.. ;-)

Blissful Pumpkin said...

It all looks wonderful Di. Thanks for sharing all of that info. Having never ever worked with metal, I find it very interesting. Good luck at the show. I'm sure you'll do well. :D

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Oh how I love your art. I always am in awe of how beautiful your pieces turn out.
You will do really well at your show.
Thanks for sharing with us
Maggie

Gloria said...

Diane your work is awesome. Love it. Love how you added the embellishments. Good sales to you and take care.

Diana Evans said...

oh you blew me away with these!!! do you sell these? if so where!!!! when !!!! I love that sun!!!!!!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh Diane,
Your work is always such a JOY to see--It is PURE creativity!!!
XO
Cindy

White Violet Art said...

Beautiful stuff Diane! As always, so inspirational! Love the colours! :)

Serena said...

Those metal pieces of art are truly outstanding, Diane!! I have GOT to try this. Thanks so much for sharing the techniques.

Have an amazing weekend ~ xo

Tina Eudora said...

Just gorgeous Diane, I love metal too! I hope the show goes really well for you although with your lovely creations how could it not be a success!
Tina xo

Becca said...

I love your metal pieces! Of course, I don't think I've seen any of your work I don't love! LOL It's great how you've used your pieces in your collage too. Hope you are having a nice weekend.

Fallingladies said...

These are amazing... I just
Love your technique and style! I've gotto go back and check out more of your how to posts!

Heather Henry said...

I absolutely love your art. I am so in awe, every time I visit here. WOW!!! I hope you have a fabulous show, I'm sure you will, who wouldn't love all of this beauty! :)

E Makes Art said...

Beautiful as usual!! I really love your metal pieces...so unique and "You"! I hope your show is a great success!

xoE

~Rasz~ said...

The metal is absolutely beautiful!!!! Now that is something I would really like to try sometime. Have a wonderful show. I will be so excited to read about all the fun you had. Big Hugs!

Emelie said...

just me again thinking of you with your hard work this weekend and wanting so much the best. Me also wanting that for you.
I won't sit on your step waiting to hear.

Kristin said...

You really amaze me Diane! I LOVE this and want you to know that you are a constant source of inspiration for me! xo

ArtfulLee Designed said...

These pieces are fabulous Diane. I love the metal work. Your art is so full of texture and elements to look at, I love it.
Lee:)

Luthien said...

the collage canvases took my breath away! the faces and the images plus how you dissected them ... pure beauty!

Teri said...

"I had been finding these religious medals this summer at sales, knowing that one day I would find the perfect piece for them!"

That one comment you made, I think will change the way I shop, because its a wonderful creative attitude to adopt, My mindset has always been 'I dont know what I'll use it for' BUT not anymore!! Thank you so much for inspiring me today.

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