Tuesday, September 20, 2011

WOYWW One-Two-OH

Last week, I promised to show my WOYWWer friends the completed project that was in my sealed plastic bag. If you aren't sure what a WOYWW is, go to Julia's Stamping Ground and check out a bunch of links to participants' Wednesday work desks.

To make this post as short as possible, I will refer you to this previous blog post I call Mess in a Bag, where I explain how I made this assemblage from a baby tee, caulk, water, and fluid acrylic paint, on a decorated chipboard substrate.


Also last week, I explained I had a few rocking horses left I could show. I am not sure how many of them I have brought to your attention, but I know I've never shown these two.


However, I may have shown one or both of these painted wooden horses that are definite siblings to the wooden one I brought out today. I have several of the ceramic rockers (shown in the first photo above) that are made by Hallmark. The only difference is the color of the gilding.


And because I know you can't really see the assemblage due to the light on my dining room table (which became my work desk today),


I'm trying to show it a bit closer. Click any photo to enlarge.


I realize my camera leaves something to be desired, but hopefully, you'll be able to see the details in one of these photos. Although I didn't get enough caulk on the tee, it still stiffened up quite nicely, after I positioned it and set the assemblage out to dry before I painted it. Have a super Wednesday everyone!

42 thoughtful remarks:

Carola Bartz said...

Elizabeth, the assemblage looks super cool!!! I'm always amazed at your creativity, it's fantastic. Really really lovely. And those rocking horses are some cool guys as well!

voodoo vixen said...

I love your rocking horses... and your baby tee has turned out rather fabulous!! Love all the colours and the flowers sewn on... still not sure I would want to play with Liquid Nails... can imagine myself forever glued to the inside of a plastic bag... not really the look I'm going for!! ;)

Cathy said...

Oh wow, that tee is AMAZING ... I did think you were going slightly potty last week!!
Love the rocking horses.
Happy WOYWW
Cathy xx

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

I like the way you love to experiment! Looks like a fun thing to do too!

Pam said...

Oh, I love this baby tee! It is absolutely striking. Baby rocking horse is so sweet too! I love the wee things. xx#3

Crafting Time said...

I love the tee, it is amazing, lots of texture going on and the rocking horses are very sweet too.
Helen x

Sarah said...

that is some great colour and texture - very original indeed.
Thanks for sharing your desk today...
Sarah ( at 1)

Tuire Flemming said...

Wow, you have very interesting experiments, indeed!
Have a creative week!
Tuire xx

Spyder said...

this is great! I want to have a go! ....better tidy up first tho' !
Love your Rockies... Happy WOYWW
(Lyn)

Doone said...

I'd still try and wear it; stiff, soft, or not, it is gorgeous,

Dx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I love it when someone produces a work of art that would never have crossed my mind to attempt! Completely wacky but quite brilliant! I'm looking forward to seeing what type of garment you choose to alter next :D xx

jude said...

Love the Tee Elizabeth that did keep me wondering what on earth where you up to..lol..But now love it!
Happy wedensday
hugs judex10

Helen said...

That looks so good! And I adore today's rocking horses. Thanks for stopping by already, you were quick!

Marjo said...

Happy WOYWW, Gorgalicious Creation!

xoxo Marjo #36

NatashaMay said...

That looks wonderful! :) And those rocking horses are adorable. Where do you keep them all? :)

Neet said...

That is one gorgeous tee. Amazing work! Love the new (to us)rockers. Scratch behind the ear for Bleubeard from me and Hugs to you - Neet #7

Susan Flynn said...

Love all the different textures and sublime colours of your tee shirt - very creative! xx

Neil said...

Thanks for sharing your space this week, I always enjoy visiting and hope you have a fabulous rest of the week. Great assemblage, looks like fun!

Cardarian said...

Lovely work - are you going to wear it??? Oh the rocking horses are so lovely - always a joy to see yet another few of them!

Diane said...

Love how this came out.

sandra de said...

Oh wow .... gorgeous texture in that tee.

Angie said...

You really do create the most amazing items ...the more I study them the more I love them.

That pair of rocking horses have such character. xx

Fuchsia said...

Love your work !

okienurse said...

Awesome looking baby Tee. I was wondering what you were going on about last week and now I see. Love all your rocking horses! Have a great week. Vickie

Scrapcollectr said...

Cool art, girl! Come by my blog and find out what you thought was an open can of teal paint really was! Lol. Have a great day in Kansas. Looks like we're in for rain. It's a good thing I love rain! *smile*

MaggieC said...

Brilliant, Elizabeth, and I do love those rocking horses of yours. How many have you got n the herd now?

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

So now all the secrets are revealed...and yes I adore those rocking horses - have you ever told us just how many you have? happy WOYWW, Shaz in Oz.x

Clare H said...

mess in a bag looks awesome! Btw have you ever had proper Yorkshire tea?

Twiglet said...

Fab little horses today and you really have been having a very creative time haven't you!!!

The Crafty Elf said...

What a wonderful job you did on that Tee, I'm impressed! That's a super collection of rocking horses. I read somewhere that everyone should have a collection of something. I love yours! Have a great day and thanks for the peek!

Joni Nickrent said...

WOW! That's gorgeous! Love it! Tweeting too! Pop Art Minis

Ta Da! Crafts said...

I've never seen anything like your baby t before, it looks great! have a happy Wednesday! Mel (43)

Julia Dunnit said...

Wow how clever! How patient you are too. The last photo shows the detail really well. Well, I think it does..darkest background - I guess you're the only one who can truly tell!

butlersabroad said...

Elizabeth where do you get your ideas from?? I love the assemblage but have to admit last week I was thinking "she's doing what??"!!! Huh?? But I like the result. What would you do with a piece of art like that?

Hugs
Brenda 88

Bubbles said...

I've never used caulk before... does it really stiffen up quite hard when it dries? Might have a few ideas for that if it does :) I think you've just inspired me - like I'm not living in enough of a crafty mess as it is right now! LOL
Love how you work... a real talent :)
Have a wonderful WOYWW!
Bubbles
aka Sheleen at patchworkapples
http://patchworkapples.blogspot.com/

Craftymoose Crafts said...

That is easily one of the more unique crafts I have every seen demonstrated!

kyla said...

wow,a great piece, looks like a lot of work went into it.
kyla

peggy aplSEEDS said...

last week i thought you were making something for a baby to wear! great technique, i think it turned out really well!

Elizabeth said...

Amazing tee - pretty flowers on it - and love the rocking horses as usual, especially the one with the red mane.

I’ve a giveaway over on my blog, you might like to take a look at:- http://silverscrappers.blogspot.com/2011/09/my-memories-suite-digital-software.html

Elizabeth x #125

RosC said...

Great work, great photos. Thanks for sharing your amazing work.
Ros. (129)

JoZart said...

That is a fabulous creation and one I wouldn't mind wearing .... (if it fitted)
Thanks for showing us the finished product.
JoZarty x

Craftgirl said...

Love it. I am including a rocking horse in a project this weekend so it should be on my blog by Saturday evening. I have a thing for dolls houses.
Happy WOYWW Have a great weekend
Carol