Wednesday, August 29, 2012

paper mobile

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Since I teach all kinds of classes I typically end up with tons of samples and art leftover from demonstrating different techniques. Recently I was inspired to create a large mobile (inspired by the one I made for Lucy's room last year- see here) to hang as a statement piece in my new studio. I immediately knew that all those samples could be put to use and upcycled as the material for the mobile!

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1.) I gathered all of my paper samples (watercolor paintings, acrylic painting, abstract painting, etc) and I began by cutting them into triangles (and a few rectangles) 2.) Next I sewed strands of triangles together- creating strands of about 20 triangles. 3) FYI- This project was WAY more messy and challenging to complete because of my cute little helper! 4.) The last step was to attach all of the strands of triangles to a wooden embroidery hoop that I wrapped in fabric. I use a dab of hot glue on the inside of the hoop and attached each strand.

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The end result is a fun and whimsical statement piece!

21 comments:

  1. This is so beautiful, such a good idea. Lucy thinks so too,!

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  2. Love this! I used to make a lot of mobiles when I taught. The one in my daughters rom has survived a couple of countries and several children. They never get old!

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  3. Anonymous11:27 PM

    It does make a great statement piece.
    Lucy, with her hands up in the air, likes it too.
    Barb
    NC

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  4. So awesome. It is very mobiles with flags. This was different, stylish and fun.

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  6. I love your blog! Kisses from poland :*

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  7. simple way to liven up a corner of a room. Fun and colorful. And your Lucy just puts a smile on my face when I pop over here to see what you've been up to. CUTE cute cute! Happy babies are concentrated joy!!
    Peace~
    Dawn

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  8. what a fantastic piece of your art.

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  9. It's a nice size and with the shapes and colors it's going to be a great statement piece.

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  10. Oh, I love it. What a nice project to use the recycled papers for! I think i'll take your idea... Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Great idea! LOVE your helper, she is so cute. Mine is 15 months.

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  12. I adore this!!!!! I will make some too!

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  13. What a cute project! Such a clever idea to incorporate some of your art into a home decor project, especially when you probably have an abundance of artwork and only so much wall space. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  14. I love it! And oh, goodness. Lucy has to be one of the most adorable children I have ever seen!

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  15. Look's great! I especially like it's exaggerated length! And oh what a wee wonderful helper!

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  16. What a great idea to use up all those leftover bits of art! And so colorful! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  17. Great craft. Adorable baby. Mine are 9 months and 2yrs (going on 16).

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  18. love your art and your Blog, so I recommended your Blog at my BlogDay2012 post, here:
    http://www.tapuz.co.il/blog/net/viewentry.aspx?EntryId=2376966&r=1

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  19. I have a corner of the room where the dog bed lives...needs some interest! It will be light and bright, just perfect for sculpture OVER the sleeping pooch...thanks!

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  20. A most perfect little helper. :) I like the end result.

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