Wednesday, January 23, 2013

woyww - all things metal

My obsession with all things metal continues and yes it could have something to do with my DH tinkering with his Harley outside my window while I craft. I am consumed with picking up bits of left over metal things that I find lying around.  Bits of broken jewelry, computer parts, bottle tops and basically anything that I think I could use to cover a little box.  So what you see on my desk is a partially covered box drying after liberal coats of gel medium.  I will then paint and spray and add gilding wax to those little metal bits until it all blings.


 Finished boxes to give you an idea of what they look like when complete.  I had posted a pic earlier but I thought I would post again for woyww.


Still painting poppies ... which is a nice contrast to the metal.


Now I am off to visit the wonderful world of woyww and catch up with all the great ideas on other peoples desk.

38 comments:

  1. I really love the little boxes with all the metal work on....you have a truly artistic eye for putting them together.
    Hugs,
    A x #47

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  2. Metal and poppies what a wonderful contrast and what great items too. Have a Great WOYWW BJ#27

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  3. Fab boxes & what a little magpie you are. Happy woyww #56

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  4. Your boxes are really lovely, a very effective idea. In contrast the delicate poppies are beautifully painted. Well done you!
    Love Jo x

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  5. Your boxes look wonderful covered in the metal objects - very Finnabair-esque! The poppies look so beautiful and elegant - wonderful painting! Happy WOYWW, Anne x #57

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  6. Okay I was going to focus on your metal boxes and say how pretty they are, until you showed me that last picture you've got!
    I LOVE LOVE LOVE your poppies! Had to go through your previous posts and drool over the other paintings too! lol
    Way to go Sandra!

    Happy WOYWW from Egypt. xx
    Roudi #76

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  7. Wow you certainly are living a contrasting art life - on one hand heavy metal and on the other gentle poppies! Both ways are lovely!
    Hugs,
    Cardarian

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  8. Love the projects, and how different they are! Have a great week, Hugs Shaz xx #73

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  9. Love, love those tins. Have done something similar with buttons but now on the lookout for metal bits and pieces. One man's rubbish is a crafter's treasure.
    Thanks for visiting.
    Ann B
    #30

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  10. Oh that lime green one is fab! And the poppies are simply wonderful. Loved visiting you today. Have a great WOYWW!

    MA(11)

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  11. The little tins look very interesting and so much texture to them. Your poppy paintings are stunning, my daughter is called Poppy.
    Ria #92

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  12. I have never done anything with metal stuff, it always feels alien to me. However, those tins are really beautiful, as are your poppies. Have a good week. xx Maggie #20

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  13. So love your metal boxes, they look absolutely amazing and your poppies are stunning!
    Debxx

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  14. I love the latest poppies you have done. They are so light and papery looking. A hard thing to achieve. And yes a contrast to the metal.

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  15. I am in serious Lurrrrve with your metal topped boxes!! How amazing are they? The turquoise one is my particular favourite...you are clever to just put all these random things on and they just look right! That's a skill I lack :)
    And yes, boilers don't top your necessities list really - but we have really felt the lack of ours this week. Got a new one now, warm again....hooray!
    Hugs, LLJ #37 xx

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  16. Oh my, these are just beautiful, Sandra, I'm definitely with Jan on the Turquoise one. I wish I lived nearer, I'd be round to riffle through those boxes of yours. I've been hunting metal bits and bobs for a canvas I'm working on. Think I might have to resort to die cuts embossed with metal effects!
    Send us some sunshine, I'm fed up with the cold now!!
    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Lisax #60

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  17. Wow, you do such beautiful work and one extreme to another, from cold hard metal, to warm soft poppies...I love your versatility! Thanks for visiting my desk, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

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  18. Thanks for visiting and what stunning boxes they are gorgeous lets hope DH us working on the bike longer if he is your inspiration and then beautiful poppies I do love flowers and these rare fab have a great week thanks for sharing with us Andrea#6

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  19. I just love your metal bits boxes... they are fabulous and then at the opposite end of the scale is a delicate poppy painting... great desk!! Annette #18

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  20. i kind of have a thing about copyright, but I will video my own paper cuts and promote her book and do some mono printing on line - after the in person class...seeing as Aus is just a bit far for you to attend...ha ha

    dxxx

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  21. try using ice resin to get a glass finish on your box tops - substitute it in for the gel mediums - you will be really pleased with the result, all your lovely composition of your found objects will be just as beautiful but much 'clearer' if that makes any sense....only downside ( if youa r eimpatient) is the three days to fully cure.

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  22. I think your poppies and boxes are awesome. I love the look of those metal boxes and I am curious about this ice resin Doone is talking about. Will have to investigate that. I have been using Glossy Accents to get the glassy look on my stuff. Have a great week. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #35

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  23. Wow! Those boxes are truly stunning. WHat a wonderful set of compositions. Have a great week. Thanks for sharing. Caro #59

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  24. Hi Sandra, these boxes are just amazing I love them. Hugs Mo x

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  25. Hi Sandra love the boxes Ann b makes so similar but with buttons i do intend to make one soon, they do look fab i love the eclectic mix of embellishments. also you pooies are gorgeous
    janet #30

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  26. The juxtaposition between your two projects is fascinating, if I were a psychiatrist I would be even more interested! Both are fab, love the treatment you give all themetal and stuff, so nice not see them simply covered in metallic grunge colours.

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  27. Thanks for popping by Sandra. I think your boxes are wonderful. I particularly like the lime green one. It looks like you have managed to embed metal into semi precious stone. So clever. Happy WOYWW to you from Helen 42

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  28. Hi Sandra,

    I am fascinated with all the little metal things you find. The boxes are really lovely, very interesting and I want to touch them. I love tiny detailed things like this - my Dad once said to me that I would need to take lots of money if I ever visited Hong Kong because there are so many little thing there.

    Thanks for your comment. I can see how you might want to put lots of colour on the Gelli plate :-) Me too.

    Cheers,
    Ros. #3

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  29. Yopur little boxes are so eclectic and unique. They are very special.
    After the boxes your poppies were a surprise...They are lovely too in a totally different kind of way!!!

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  30. I enjoyed seeing the diversity of your art. Love the metal work

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  31. Wow, so talented!! Belated Happy WOYWW, Di xx #68

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  32. Gorgeous boxes! Hope there´s not too many parts missing from the Harley... ;)
    Happy belated WOYWW!
    Tuire #7

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  33. Your boxes are brilliant, and your poppies are gorgeous.
    Carol.x #65

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  34. The metal bits certainly deserve your attention, but the poppies, those are gorgeous!

    Happy WOYWW!
    :)trisha #164 this week
    and a little late!

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  35. Hullo there Sandra,
    Well first time able to get in here and do some blog hopping!
    Some wonderfully lovely work going on here, so son's inspiration must be working :D .. just love those colours!!
    I LOVE POPPIES too (did you hear that?)

    I am off to peek below!!
    Thanks so much for popping over and thanks for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #58
    PS just a thought, you really ought to watermark your work or write your blog address across the image with Picasa or some such free programme. Your work is so good you really are in danger of others right clicking on your photos and saving them for their own work.. just a thought you may not mind. if need help email me.

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  36. Hi, Sandra, the boxes are fantastic! Love the beautiful colors. ^_^

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  37. WOW!!!! Those are amazing works of art! BRAVO! You're very talented.

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  38. Your paintings are Wonderful as are your creative projects.
    I Love your Style.

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