Friday, July 31, 2009

Disintegration Collaboration Project Reveal

full view of final piece

top view

Here is the link to the original PRE DISINTEGRATION photos and the initial REVEAL post. Today we have the final reveal photos - the finished product.

Hop on over to Seth's blog, our gracious host, to find the links to ALL the disintegration collaboration project reveals. Now that I've done this once, I have an idea about what I would like to disintegrate next time. Some of the papers I buried disintegrated into nothing and some were aged nicely. I carefully cleaned off the papers and put them in my freezer in a plastic bag to be sure there was no wildlife left in them.

I loved the papers stacked together, so I used most of them for this bundle/collage. I sewed onto one page a fabric paperwhimsy image using a piece of cloth under the page in order to keep it together solidly. When sewing through the old paper, it can cut it into two pieces as the sewing machine makes it's perforated line.

little book inspired by Stepanie Lee

Inspired by Stephanie Lee, I made a little book out of some of the pages which is attached to the peace and love vintage ribbon. Since I love bling as much as rust, I added a row of rhinestones to top it all off.

side view of the stacked and aged papers

Next time, I will bury more components. I'll bury some cloth, and more string. And some rusty things wrapped in cloth. I'm off to collect and gather now - what will you disintegrate next?

side view of the stacked and aged papers
Thanks to Seth for coming up with the idea and hosting the project.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

New Piece and upcoming DisCo project

August 1st is the date for artwork to be made for the DisCo project

(disintegration collaboration) The Altered Page

See the sidebar on Seth's blog for the before and after photos of the participants disintegration items. I will be working on my disco piece next.

On another note,I just finished a piece today (not a DisCo piece) and I leave you with a photo:

and a link to my etsy shop where this little gal is for sale. Thanks for looking!