Tag: Folk Art

Old Glory II

Vintage window shutter (de-slatted) used as frame, MDF panel added to backside. Found objects selected, trimmed, glued and/or nailed.  Topcoat of satin varnish. Constructed by Cathleen Bradley  

Tiny Trading Card ATC Collage 2.5 x 3.5

I used collage techniques, paint, pens and maybe even a little bit of fabric.  I wanted to join an ATC group, but no one ever answered me, even though I sent pictures, which I thought were ok…but I guess they didn't pass muster with that group…which was fine with me, coz I wanted to keep…

Ali the Angel Assemblage Art

Ali is all about hospitality. She believes in being kind to everyone.  Her favorite colors are deep red and teal and she just loves her little crown with it's mix of pearls and rhinestones.  Her wings look a bit like fairy wings and she has a dress fashioned from an old tea bag.  She loves…

Mixed Media Angel Art Doll

I created this Angel Art Doll using pieces of vintage bingo cards. She’s been embellished with fabric, decorative paper, vintage buttons, rusted metal scraps and reclaimed jewelry pieces. Her wings are made of paper mache. I hand painted her face onto unbleached muslin, which I stuffed lightly with fiberfill and hand stitched. I then completely sealed her…

Angel Art Doll – Mixed Media Paper Clay

I’ve used paper clay to create the head, arms, legs and wings of my Art Angel Doll. Her body is a small, recycled cardboard box that I collaged with vintage music sheets. She is hand painted in acrylics and sealed with matte sealer and embellished with vintage buttons and a paper clay flower.

The Butterfly Conservatory – An Upcycled Project

This piece was created using an old jewelry box. I stripped it, removed the glass, covered it in sewing paper, hand painted butterflies and other bugs on the exterior and filled the inside with natural moss, paper butterflies, handmade paperclay toadstools and ladybirds, and acorns and other natural goodies. Some of the butterflies are mounted…

Fairy Ring Shrine

A ring of mushrooms is sometimes called a 'Fairy Ring" and it is believed that should you step into this ring you may be whisked away to faerieland! This shrine is made from a recycled drawer. All of the houses, ladybugs, mushrooms, toadstools and the moon are handmade from paper clay.

The Keeper of Secrets – Altoid Tin

I made this for an altoid tin swap about vices. My partner chose secretiveness and so I hid the tin behind a the collage of the girl, who becomes the Keeper of Secrets. The collage is under convex clock glass and is held on to the front of the tin with magnets. The stand part…

Paper Clay Doll – Be my Valentine

This is my first attempt at using paper clay – we don't have it here in New Zealand yet – and was based on the paper clay angel in a recent CPS magazine. She's built around a beer bottle rescued from a crate of old empties, repurposed  and decorated with collaged papers around a Valentine's…