A set of four glass ornaments. Each ornament contains the sheet music of American classic songs. The sheet music dates from 1890, giving the paper a rich, aged color. The songs included are "Yankee Doodle", "Dixie", "The Dying Volunteer", and "The Battle Cry of Freedom". Bows are removable.
Two glass ornaments hold two iconic scenes from Alice in Wonderland. Alice considers the "drink me" bottle and takes tea (or tries to) with the Mad Hatter. Made from original illustrations from the book that have been hand colored. Script at the bottom of the ornaments also taken from the Alice books.
A set of four glass ornaments. Each ornament contains the sheet music for four different Christmas carols. The carols include "Carol Around the Christmas Tree", "Joy to the World", "Christmas Time", and "Shall We Have a Christmas Tree?". All sheet music dates from 1879.
Book is "A Savage Place" from the 1960's. I wanted to do something that was the complete opposite of the book's title with this one, so here we are. Each bird is hand drawn and colored then fixed onto the book's pages. From top right the birds are the House Wren, the Mockingbird, the Red-Breasted Nuthatch, the Cedar Waxwing, and the Baltimore Oriole.
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Should I or shouldn't I? This princess is debating her pucker as she evaluates her amphibian companion. Looking regal in her hat, shawl, and gown the princess sits atop a collection of Grimm's Fairy Tales, published in the 50's.
White Fang and his fellow wolves pop out from Jack London's masterpieces. The Call of the Wild was first published in 1903, and White Fang in 1906. This hardbound book with both stories is from the 60's. On the left, mountains rise up from the snow covered landscape. On the right, the wolf pack stand together on a snow covered peak. Both scenes are cut into layers giving the illustrations a 3D effect.
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I promised this a while back, and now finally had the time to put the photos together.
I've been asked a number of times how i work. So i cut this to demonstrate my normal working process. Chosen not to annotate it as its not really intended as something instructional, just to show those who are interested the stages involved in what i do. As such i am happy to answer questions, and will put together a FAQ if i get the same ones coming up a lot, i'll also give a bit of additional information here in the artist comments.
~ My tool of choice is a 10A blade and swann-morton handle
~ The image is A4 and took 3 blades to cut. 2 for cutting the design and 1 to clean it up a little after ... can't always be perfect first time around XP
~ took around 2 hours to make.
~ The amount i draw out before hand can vairy massively, sometimes i design everything in detail (you can see in my WIP wave fav.me/d6elb0y ), sometimes i draw noting at all and just go with how i feel. This is somewhere in the middle. I knew the shape i wanted to create and what the image would be, but filled in the blanks when it came to the cutting.
~This image is mostly done folded in half. Except for the character at the center that is cut with the paper unfolded as i didn't want her to be symmetrical.
~ The background is painted using Ecoline Liquid watercolours. I use spray-mount to back the cut to the paper when mounting work.
Thanks for looking. Hope you find this interesting!!