Friday, April 24, 2015

More Aluminum Flowers: Springtime

I have been having  loads of fun making these aluminum flowers. Preparing for a coffee shop show in September, I decided to create an array of pieces that would make a beautiful grouping for one of the walls. 

This is the second piece I made for this collection. 

It was completed by using some of my home made aluminum flowers as well as some fabric flowers and bling. It began with a 9" x 12" canvas. The background was created with blue and green tissue papers. I stenciled white flowers over them to add interest. Gold stems were added. Some were topped with the aluminum flower compilations and others with some bling. I decided to add pettals to the 'bling' flower buds and then using multiple sakura gel pens, I added confetti type specks to the background.

Here are the two pieces together:

As always, I appreciate your stopping by and welcome comments. 

Tommy Jo

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Alcohol Inks on Aluminum

Been pretty busy, so I haven't had time to write a tutorial on how this was made, but I will tell you that I am having fun with aluminum cans!!!!

The backplate, leaf and flower are all made out of a "Monster" aluminum can.

Washed out the cans

Cut them open and flattened them
 Used my Cuttlebug and Sizzix Dies
to cut Flowers and Leaves

Colored them with Alcohol Inks

Put them all together on a handcut cardstock card and what a great homade card for someone special.

I'm still experimenting with this aluminum media, but I'm having a blast. I'm working on incorporating these flowers on a canvas that I will share when it's done.... well, if I like it , hahaha.