Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Assemblage fun

I've wanted to create an assemblage for awhile now,

and the idea of using found objects to create one fit perfectly with the concept of recycling.  So I grabbed a few metal pieces, and set out to create something fun.

I began by covering one of my 12 inch X 12 inch X 1 inch (30.48 cm X 30.48 cm X 2.54 cm)  wooden blocks with paper scraps.  I laid down bits of watercolor to create a bit of color.  In addition to the metal pieces, I got out some of the Sculpey I had been given in exchange for a tutorial, and made a few faces from a mold I own. 

As I was creating this piece, those words kept running through my head, so I knew this was what I had to name it.

Some of the details are shown here.

Today is Day 9 of 22, and I recycled a block of wood, several pages from books and dictionaries, a rusty can lid, a metal ring, and a metal piece I have no idea what it's called or what it was used for in a previous life.  I also managed to use some of the Sculpey, too.  Please enjoy my Mother and Child Reunion.

29 thoughtful remarks:

linda said...

What a wonderful assemblage, Elizabeth! I love the turquoise and rust combination and the repetition of the circular shapes.
it's simply beautiful!.

~*~Patty S said...

This is brilliant E
and the title fits it perfectly!

Thank you for the inspiration...
I have wanted to get into my bins of metal and such to play for a while now :)

oxo

girlunwinding said...

I love this!! That brilliant blue among all the rust and old bits~is just brilliant.
~Dawn

pearshapedcrafting said...

How brilliant! Just love the contrast of materials and colours! Chrisx
ps Our Creative Corner's theme is 'With a song in your heart'

Marilyn J. Rock said...

I agree.....brilliant! xo

Linda said...

this is fabulous Elizabeth and a wonderful title for it too! Love that moon face. And you have just reminded me of a few rusty bits still in my pocket from a walk I recently went on :):)

elle said...

VERY GOOD!!!

Karla B said...

Love the assemblage Elizabeth!Whenever I visit you, I learn something: new techniques or even a word in English.
Have a magical day, my friend!

Krisha said...

This is so UNIQUE and WONDERFUL!

see you there! said...

You know, I think this is my favorite piece of yours EVER. You really did a wonderful job. I had to study the details over and over.

Darla

Dianne said...

oh so lovely results! of course the rust and blue make the perfect combination...and great texture created by the book pages. wonderful!

Rebeca Trevino said...

Look at YOU!

Elizabeth - this is very kool.
there is something visceral about working in 3D, isnt' there?

this turned out great. love the blue touches, and it really is a total recycling project.

sure would like to know what the leg thingy . . . maybe one of your readers knows????

WrightStuff said...

This looks great fun. I too have so many little bits I've been saving for such a project!

Monica said...

Wonderful,

Annie said...

Wonderful assemblage Elizabeth...how fab to use those recycled itemsTfs
Annie x

Kyla said...

Love this, I think I have the same face mould (about 6 of different sizes in one mould?). Can I ask what you stuck the can lid on with?

Loving following your bEARTH projects.
Kyla

Halle said...

I'm completely in love with this assemblage! You really have a gift for them...and I know it's something you'd like to do more of...so you should!!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

This is so clever and fun! Lots of interesting color and texture going on! I have that song in my head now!

PetraB said...

This is so special. And so very creative.

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

So amazing and cool Elizabeth, I think you need to play in this arena more often......xox

Dandelion and Daisy said...

That is a great piece, Elizabeth! Has a nice feeling to it, anyone would enjoy having it in their life.

Jo Murray said...

How clever....you make it look easy.

Chris / CS Designs said...

Elizabeth, Such a great assemblage piece. So imaginative and love the recycling.
:) Chris / CS Designs

Nan G said...

Very cool! A nice compliment to the song. Well done Bleubeard and E!

Kyla said...

Thanks for the visit and the glue tips...its difficult to get E6000 in the UK but I will ask in my local hardware store if they can get it in.

The stamp cleaning pad is one of those pads you put paint on then rub it over the walls...meant to be quick and splatter free....just rip off the handle, spray water on it and hey Ho a stampin up lookalike!

And yep, planning on going to the crop. Such a shame so many are not in the UK as I would love to meet up.

Kyla

JoZart said...

Wonderful creation and those hands are spooky. They look like tiny REAL ones! A super new direction and a great success.
Thanks so much for your comment and you reminded me that I forgot to add that the special plant in my garden is a Camellia. The memory is my dear friend, Carol, who died in bed the day before her DD's wedding... adult cot death syndrome. So unexpected but never forgotten as she was so creative.
Jo x

Neet said...

Definitely enjoyed your mother and child reunion. What a good idea - I am enjoying these recycling creations of yours.
Love to you and Bleubeard.
Hugs, Neet xx

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Upcycling at its best. You are so very creative.

Nancy said...

That's remarkable :) I love the name