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.

34 comments:

ArtPropelled said...

Stacks of interesting papers, especially when weathered and worn, are always intriguing but this stack is taken a step further to create an artwork that grabs my attention. I love the additional little book you've made, Theresa.

jaihn said...

Lovely work!
Thanks for your visit and kind comment, too.
xxx

DymphieM said...

love the way you bundled your paper, it's beautiful.

DymphieM said...

...and thanks for visiting my blog :)

Nikki Lee Anne Ghilain said...

This is sooo beautiful!

Ontheroad said...

Great idea, terrific outcome.

I, too, would have more stuff in the original disintegration bundle...next time.

~ Pentamento

Laura said...

An intriguing bundle made from an intriguing bundle...quite clever!

La Dolce Vita said...

just wonderful!

~*~Magpie's Nest said...

WOW Theresa!!! aged papers, some rust and rhinestones, PW and lace....I can only imagine how gorgeous this is to hold!

Coastcard said...

A really interesting bundle: amazing the differences and similarities among us all. Greetings from Wales.

nancy neva gagliano said...

so exquisitely mysterious!! nice that you kept that feeling....

Renee Howell said...

How wonderful. And, I love the rhinestone addition! sparkle alongside crinkle - great combo. My brain is thinking of new ideas for a new bundle of papers.

Kelly Snelling_Soulhumming.typepad.com said...

so very lovely, friend.

deb said...

It has such texture and resonance, and a little pathos, great work!

Wayne Pitchko said...

icely done.....and very interesting

rachel whetzel said...

OH. OH. OH. I am in LOVE with your final bundle!! Just in LOVE.

Lisa Sarsfield said...

What an inviting book you have made! I especially like your mini book!

Thanks for visiting my blog and for playing Lucky Dip!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Thanks for visiting me Theresa. This is a return visit to look at your reveal - and yes I love it. I do agree with you that next time I would be much more selective about what I put it - but wasn't it a lovely idea. Call and see me again.

BT said...

Lovely pieces, beautifully wrapped. I love the thick bundle of papers.

Don Madden said...

Good tip about freezing out the wildlife! Very beautiful piece

Don Madden said...

Good tip about freezing out the wildlife! Very beautiful piece

alteredbits said...

wow, the papers are gorgeous and what you have created from them is delightfully beautiful! i love it!!

Mar said...

these pages turned out wonderfully!
i am from virginia!
and your piece the prairie egg
well i moved to the dakotas
on the prairie!
:)

lovely work all in all

Sanja said...

this is absolutely gorgeous!

trudi said...

You've come up with a beautiful piece of art here and your photos show your sensitivity for detail and a wonderfully creative spirit!

Elise said...

Fantastic !

theresa martin said...

Thank you all for your kind comments!

herminesplace said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Anne, Bulles dorées said...

wow it's stunning !!!!!!!

donnaj said...

lovely piece!

julie Haymaker thompson said...

Oh I am so Happy I was linking around and found YOu Love this book. I am heading to the links you have posted to indulge in more viewing!

Rella said...

Hi Theresa!
I've enjoyed visiting today and spent a bit of time catching up. You have been busy to say the least! Keep up the fab work.

xox Rella

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

This is amazing!! I've never heard of this technique before, I'm fascinated by the idea of it. The elements you chose here look so magical all together!!

robin dudley-howes said...

Very clever and nice composition too. Not everyone can make disintegration look beautiful.
robin