Friday, April 13, 2007

Art Pin Mania!


I began making these Art Pins for an Artist Trading Pin swap on my Surface Design group. I started out with a base of fusion painted papers, paper towels, yarns, threads, dryer sheets, fabric, tissue paper, etc. all glued down in layers. A few of the inchies and papers came from swaps on Art Techniques.

I did a pink one and a blue one a few weeks ago shown in an older post. More recently I made a purple fusion, and a green fusion (which looks much like my blue fusion somehow). Then cut them up and added extra papers, yarn, stitching, beads, wire, etc.

Anyway, I have been absolutely obsessed with making these pins! I couldn' t do anything else. I only needed to make 4 for the swap and I ended up with about 20! Finally, I just sat down and finished them all so that I can move on to something else. The big ones are 1.75 x 2.5 inches, and the small ones are 1.5 x 1.75 inches.

I don't know what I am going to do with all of them--a girl can only wear so many pins. If anyone would like to buy one, let me know. I will sell them for $12 each including shipping. Otherwise, I guess that I have a bunch of Christmas presents ready early!

8 comments:

joya said...

Your pins are just gorgeous !!!
love the rich colors you use.

Dianne said...

Elizabeth
These are some of the most beautiful textile pins I have seen, and I have seen a looooot.
Brilliant work..

StegArt said...

Wow I love all your pins, each color group is so beautiful.

Twila Grace said...

These are wonderful. I really like the one with the dragonfly.

sandra wyman said...

Love these Elizabeth - gorgeous work as usual and I have a "thing" about dragonflies

Judy Rys said...

These are so colorful and irridescent. Do they have Angelina in them?

Artmom said...

Elizabeth! Beautiful pins! I ADORE pins, I wear one everyday to work, and have started making my own. You are an inspiration!! Love the colors and the shiney stuff!! Deb

Artmom said...

Love your pins!! I wear a pin to school every day - like a uniform - and I've started making my own. Lovely work! Deb