Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Enjoying Art With Art Parts!!!

Hey hey hey!!! Hope y'all are having a good day! I sure am, because I got to play with Wendy Vecchi's Art Parts recently, even though I am ashamed to say it's been awhile...yikes! I love them so much...they are my legos! So, I put some together to make a little something for my desk, and I used polka dots on it, which qualifies it to be entered into Wendy's Make Art Challenge for the month of July. If you haven't joined in the fun over there, do, as there are prizes to be won, and inspiration abounds!
I laid out all the Art Part pieces I wanted to use before hand to get a feel for how this should go together.
I used the ATC Ticket piece for the base of the table. I had several wood knobs in the stash for the legs. I covered these first with Gold Embossing Paste, let it dry, and then with Crackled Paste.
Once dry, I inked the pieces with Archival, glued them together, and then misted them with Walnut Stain Distress Spray Stain to seep into all the cracks.
These were inked with Cornflower Blue and embossed with the same color powder.
I mixed Fern Green and Frosted Crystal powders to emboss this leaf and the stem of the flower.  The Frosted Crystal deepens the color and makes it matte.
Once inked with Orange Blossom, I poured Orange Marmalade, Fern Green, and Frosted Crystal powders onto this, and then inked it again with Buttercup.
I used Wendy's Marbled Embossing Powder technique for the main flower. First Buttercup Ink and Powder, then Orange Marmalade, then Red Geranium. So cool!
I stamped some pieces with the Script Stamp in Red Geranium.
I stamped the rest of the pieces with Potting Soil and the Polka Dots Stamp.
I altered Wendy's Blossom Bucket with Walnut Stain Paint...I didn't want it black... and added back the gold on the top to highlight the star. I used Multi Medium to join everything together, as well as used a ruler to make sure everything was lined up straight.
Enjoy making Art everyone!!!


I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!


  1. wow! that is just adorable! I love every little detail & all the techniques you combined.

  2. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh - LOVE LOVE LOVE.... this is soooooooo FUN and ADORABLE Anita. And the colors.... just FABULOUS - love the texture you got on each flower too. This really started my day off with a huge smile - it is really a HAPPY creation. Thanks bunches!j

  3. Oh my gosh, this is absolutely wonderful and so very adorable. I haven't been to your blog prior to today - but sure am glad I stopped by for a visit. Thank you for the step-by-step, I will most assuredly give this a try - it makes me smile! P.S. Saw this on Facebook.

  4. OMG...if that doesn't just kick ya in the pants with inspiration every day you sit at your desk, I don't know what will! This is ADORABLE!!!! Absolutely love it. PS....had to put bumpers on my chair yesterday as I fell out of it when I saw your decorated Christmas box post...cripes!!!
    Hugs to you and thanks for the inspiration.
    Me x

  5. OMGOSH! I am crazy about this!!! I LOVE it!!!!!

  6. What a cool little decoration for your desk, and a great reminder of what art should be. The color scheme you used is fabulous too. Blessings!

  7. This is such a fabulous piece to have on your desk to look at every day! I love all the techniques you used, the gorgeous colours and the wonderful design - love, love, love! Hugs, Anne xx

  8. What a gorgeous piece of home decor, Anita! Love your rich colors and the cool crackle. Thanks for sharing on the Tuesday's Tutorials Facebook Group.

  9. Oh this decorative art piece is so cute and adorable. Love the colors and that you embossed all parts.
    Thank you for sharing such an inspirational art piece.
    Hugs from Monica... Spain

  10. Gorgeous desk art Anita! I love that crackle!!!
    Alison xox

  11. What a beautiful piece, Anita! I love Wendy's inks and stamps, but never tried her Art Parts yet. I will have to give them a go!

  12. I love this! I'm always a little timid with Art Parts, but you make it look so easy. Thanks

  13. Anita! This is so fun and playful! I'm sure you're smiling every time you glance at this sitting atop your desk!! :) :) Enjoy Art, indeed!! :) :) XOXO-Shari

  14. Wow, you really outdid yourself with this piece. What fabulous work. I love everything about this one.

  15. Oh this is just too adorable, Anita! Love the artsy table, so clever!

  16. Scrumptious! I love the autumn coloured crackle on the base - what a fabulous little make for your desk - I'm sure it'll make you smile whenever you look at it.
    Alison xx

  17. Oh this is fabulous Anita...I've got some art parts in my crafty stash somewhere...you've inspired me to get them out again!!

  18. Thanks for sharing Anita. I love seeing how you've altered each art part with different techniques and particularly love the stamping over the marbled flower. Jenny x


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