Dorothy brings her friends along on this ride! Made from the pages of "The Wizard of Oz" this hot air balloon is ready to take off. Balloon is 8" in diameter, complete with bunting and woven basket. The illustration is original to the book used, hand colored. Ready for hanging with attached wire hook.
Made from the pages of Hans Christian Andersen's "The Wild Geese", these brother swans carry Princess Elise to safety. In the story, the children's evil stepmother decides they are a hindrance, so she turns the brothers into swans, only regaining their human form at night, and sends Elise away. Years later, Elise and her brothers reunite. She weaves a net and her brothers carry her across the ocean. Once safe, Elise releases the brothers from the spell by taking a vow of silence and weaving magic shirts made from nettles and they live happily ever after. The princess is an illustration from the book fitted with a paper dress. Each swan is suspended with a clear thread. The mobile hangs approximately 24" long and 12" wide. It weighs less than one pound.
Edgar comes to life from the pages of his work. Commissioned piece. The pages have been cut so that "The Power of Words" is behind Poe's head. He's going to the same person that the Twain book did, and comparing the two, Poe looked a little plain, so I've also made a small raven that sits on top of this book.
Commissioned piece. Milo, the tollbooth, Princesses Rhyme and Reason and Tock, the watchdog. This one took FOREVER. There's a lot of detail in the trees, dresses and car that were time consuming but, unfortunately, don't photograph well. This was my first car and I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out. The client asked me to incorporate numbers and letters somehow so I used them as leaves on the trees. I've been told "The Phantom Tollbooth" is a modern day version of "Alice in Wonderland". I didn't have the opportunity to read it, it's been a little hectic around here lately, but it's on my list!
The Millennium Falcon is ready to soar out of this book sculpture. The book used is Star Wars "Heir to the Empire". The ship has been crafted using pages from the book. It has been wired through the book for extra stability.
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This was featured in a blog: [link] If you like Star Wars, this blog is filled with Star Wars themed art. Very cool.
It's lonely being a spy. 007 walks through "Casino Royale" in this sculpture. Not available for sale, this is a gift for a friend of mine, but I did happen to pick another Bond Book. The title is "You Only Live Twice". If anyone has an interest in commissioning a piece with it I would be glad to work with you.
Commissioned project. My client was wonderful and sent me a book to use. It was a collection of three Star Wars books in one. The ship ended up being a bit larger than I originally planned, so it was nice to have that thicker book to offset the ship and provide a little it more stability. And, if he ever gets tired of having the book laying on a shelf, the ship looked really cool by itself. He could always snip the wires and hang it over his bookshelf.
The ship is attached in five places to the book with wire. The wings are wired through the body of the book, which has a cardboard core to hold its shape. The laser cannons are also wired.
This piece is taken, but commissions are open. Contact me on DA or at email@example.com for info or visit my shop: www.etsy.com/shop/wetcanvasart
This beautiful angel rests on the pages of a hymnal from 1892. A guiding star sits on the opposite page. The angel is made with pages from the hymnal. She has double wings, a three tiered dress, halo, and a hymnal of her own. The book used is "Beirly's Chapel Anthems", with the book opened to "The Holy Comforter". Brackets have been added to the covers for easy wall hanging, though she will stand on her own.
I know I post a lot of these, but they are my best sellers. Most others have been commissions or for gallery use. This piece is sold, but I'd be happy to make another for you. Typical work time is about one week plus shipping.
This wreath is about 17 inches round. It is made from the pages of a hymnal from the 1800's. The angel in the center of the wreath is also made from the hymnal pages and holds a trumpet.
The pages are fixed to a light weight foam board backing with attached hanging hook. The whole wreath weighs less than 1 pound. Because of the age and free standing position of the pages, this wreath is fragile. It is finished with a UV coating to protect it from sun and moisture, but I would not suggest hanging it outside.
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