Sunday, November 08, 2009

metal wings





















I'm taking a metalsmithing class, and so I was inspired to add some metal embellishments into one of my paintings. I had some scrap brass already, and I bought a jewelery saw this week, so I cut out these delicate little wings. I didn't think glue, or gloss gel would adhere the wings well enough, so I 'stitched' them on with copper wire...























I'm so happy with the results and am thinking of ways to embellish my embellishments (stamped letters? etching?)
on ebay here

17 comments:

ally pye said...

Really nice, delicate shape, strong impact! Love your stuff:)

Susan - said...

The wings are wonderful. They really add a great dimension. Beautiful artwork!

Chrissie Grace said...

Sarah
This is so beautiful. I love the wings, they do add a great new dimension.
I'm having a "Make some Art Monday" tomorrow on my blog, you should come link this up. People would love it!
Hugs,
Chrissie

lil kim said...

wonderful mixed media!

Patricia González Palacios said...

Muy lindas como siempre, saludos paty

Rowena said...

Love the wings, and the copper stitiching. The possibilities could be endless.

Valerie Lorimer said...

This is a gorgeous piece, Sarah! And I love the embellishment with the metal.

Anonymous said...

LOVE this!!! I am so showing this off to my artist friends!!! Perfect enhancement to your work...not overbearing...just perfect and subtle!
Mama Holli

luci said...

thanks to chrissie grace's blog, I too am blessed by your blog. these metal wings are fab. they remind me of the wind up mechanism on angels that then spin around. I love the way you fixed them on.

Anonymous said...

I love the wings! What a beautiful piece. Jamie Mervine

Ruth said...

I do love the extra element of the wings with the copper stitching. It's great. I just came over from Chrissie Grace's blog. Thanks for sharing this great work.

Ruth

Becky said...

You must be totally inspired!!!

Paula said...

Lovely style. Found you at Ebay.

julie Haymaker thompson said...

Very NICE!!! I love metal and need to add a touch of the feel of it to everything, Maybe it is my metalsmithing background. Hope you are enjoying the class!

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the squeaky mouse gets the cheese said...

I love the wings too. Very original addition to already cool media.

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