30. mai 2010
Inspired by a good friends wedding I decided to put out these pictures that I made years ago and this was my first attempt at the pop art style. The picture on the left was a moving in present for when my friend bought his first bachelor flat. Luckily he liked it so much that he ordered one in the same style as a Christmas present for his sister.
The technique I use is the same as for the other paper mosaics I have made. I cut the desired colors from magazines and glue them on with gel medium. To make it more durable I put varnish on top.
29. mai 2010
I used gel medium to glue paper clippings from old magazines on to a small tin can. Inside I painted it magenta before I but on 5 layers of shiny varnish to get a wet look. The result was this pencil holder.
27. mai 2010
25. mai 2010
I had a lot of fun making these bowls. Got to use a lot of the leftovers I had laying around. To make the whole thing a bit more firm I ironed on heavy weight interfacing to both layers of fabric. Thought these would be useful anywhere in the house to put all those small bits and pieces that otherwise have a tendency to mysteriously disappear. (at least in my house…:)
24. mai 2010
This was an experiment that didn’t quite turn out as planned. I wanted to make a decorative cover for a notebook. I drew around it, added, what I thought was, a lot of seam allowance. I stitched everything together and added the appliqué. But when it became time to put the book in to the cover it turned out to be way too small. Eventually I managed to squeeze it in, but it the whole thing was very crocked. Luckily this was never meant to leave me, and I can live with the quirkiness just fine :)
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18. mai 2010
17. mai 2010
These pillows were some of the Christmas presents I made last year. They were put togheter from old curtains, table runners and lace. The pictures was printed on transfer paper and ironed on to thin cotton and then sewn on to the pillows.
13. mai 2010
This purse is made by a pattern called “the Buttercup purse” (With some minor alterations) and those of you that want to try for you self will find the pattern here. The pattern for the hat is my own.
I planned to use this set for my trip to Spain later this spring. But that was before my mother saw it and asked if she could have it for mother’s day (that’s in February in Norway), and who can say no to their mother :)
12. mai 2010
This piece was in my head for quite some time before it became a reality. The frame took me two years to find at a flea market. Before I decided to make this shelf I used to see these frames all over the place, but the second I decided to get one they were nowhere to be seen. Since then I have ended up with quite a few bits of “you never know” items
But the frame was only half of what I needed. It took me a couple of more years before I found something to use for the inside. My brother decided to redecorate his living room, and some of the things he wanted to throw out were 3 cd shelves from IKEA. When I realized that the width of the tree shelves put together was the perfect fit I was so happy. Now, all I had to do was cut off the access length, staple the pieces together, glue on the frame and put the whole thing up on the wall.
Many, many years ago I used to do a lot of painting. But the combination of a small house and a daughter getting bigger and more curious by the minute I needed to find something to do that was a little less messy. The solution was to replace paint with paper. I used old magazines with glossy pages, cut out small pieces in the colors I wanted and then glued them to varied backgrounds.
This picture is about 42 x 58 cm, and the closer you get the more abstract it seems. That’s why very few people have been able to see what it actually is. (This might not make sense to those of you who just get to see the mini version in here)