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Mrs. (Ms.) Potato Masher Head

I had to buy a new potato masher, so I used the old one in this assemblage. White cotton sock for the head (just the toe part); old potato masher on wooden block, then on an old tile; buttons; pipe cleaners; old jewelry for nose; yarn for hair; old earrings; rose made from paper towel; glitter glue;…

Improved Clown Assemblage

I posted this assemblage in February, but since then I've improved it. It's arms used to be paper clips, for one thing! It's fun doing assemblage art when you come up with an idea for using whatever "junk" you have on hand or find wherever!

Looking Out

By Deborah A. Pierro – 16 x 20 canvas collage – I put light layer of gesso down first. Then I glued on torn pieces of newspaper, which you can see a little through the light blue paint. After that, I glued on the woman, which I created using Microsoft Paint. Then I added strips of…

Mixed Media Collage

By Deborah A. Pierro – 14 x 18 canvas with several bright colors of acrylic paint, and white acrylic paint. Jane Davies' work is my inspiration (janedaviesstudios.com). I plan on doing more art like this!

Gelli Prints Collage

By Deborah A. Pierro – This is on canvas. First I applied gesso to the canvas. Then I added three gelli plate prints with gel medium, putting the image of a woman in the center and painting over them with gel medium – I did the prints on white tissue paper. Then I painted on…

Clown Assemblage

By Deborah A. Pierro – For his head, hair, nose, and shoes I used Crayola Model Magic, a modeling material that can be air dried.  I used recycled wooden pieces from an old shadow box that I bought in a thrift shop. I painted them with acrylic paint and covered everything–including the face, hair and shoes–with…

Burlap Flower Collage

By Deborah A. Pierro – I got the wooden substrate from a thrift shop. Then I covered the front with gesso, after which I sponged on and painted on terra cotta and aquarmarine acrylic paint. After that, I glued on the Ranger tag, which was created using terra cotta acrylic paint, four items from Cocoa…

How did my garden grow?

By Deborah A. Pierro – I used a rubber brayer to spread and  blend metallic blue, green, and yellow acrylic paints and then let them dry. I then affixed a doily, a photo I took of one of my gardens from the past, and several pieces of torn polka dot/circles paper, sponging some metallic blue paint…

Dark Wood Shadow Box

By Deborah A. Pierro – I ordered this shadow box from 7 Gypsies. The objects I glued in are: vintage heart pendant, vintage square pendnt, mask charm I purchased recently at the Bead Expo in Wilmington, Delaware, a black jewelry piece with a diamond center, vintage copper pieces, a gold angel with harp that I…

Broken Mirror Mosaic

By Deborah A. Pierro – I took an old board and gessoed the front of it. Then I created a mosaic using broken mirror pieces, stained glass pieces, small round mirrors and round glass pieces from AC Moore, a heart pendant from AC Moore, a vintage button and a piece of vintage copper. I used Tacky…