Sunday, 25 May 2008

Altering Play

Inspired by the articles in the new issue of Somerset Life, altering household items. The first thing is I made is Coffee filter Flowers. I made mine from flat bottom filters and am trying to make them look like Oriental Poppies. I need to get some floral tape to add stems, but you can see in the picture how I coloured them using watercolour crayons and I also added a bit of acrylic paint for that Rich RED. The stamens or center is tissue rolled up and shredded.

The other item I altered was clothes pegs. What fun this was! :) Not sure what I am going to do with them. Maybe glue them on to a strip of wood to make a place to clip on cards and such.

I am still working on my studio. Here is a more recent shot showing the colour on the walls and my track lighting. This is the wall where my counter will go. I am busy painting trim at the moment and the vinyl floor is on order. Almost there!


Evidence of an Artistic Life said...

The flowers and clothespins look like fun! I am loving your studio-it looks like the color of mine! It is going to be so beautiful when you are done!
hugs, chris

Lindart said...

Love those clothspins!! I jusr may try some! They would be great for all sorts of things!

Patti G. said...

Patti, this is fabulous! LOVE your studio and color choice and it looks WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!! I am so happy for you! Your clothes pins and coffee filter poppy are all terrific! WHeeeeeeee!

tina's space said...

Can't wait to see your studio when it is all done. don't tell me you are doing it all yourself?? well done. your poppies and clothespins look great. i like your idea for the clothespins.

Anonova said...

I can't wait to see how the oriental poppies turn out! Love that red tone.