Friday, 18 September 2009

Altered Jigsaw Pieces

jigsaw
I am fascinated by altered art but it just doesn’t look right when I try it!
I don’t think I use the dark moody colours the experts seem to and I am scared when it comes to choosing the right stamps to get the effect I admire. All I know is I like stamps with text and crows (and goodness knows what that says about me!)
Picture 146
I love Tim Holtz and I drool over his DVDs.  I was thrilled to get up close to him (and get the above shot) while he was demonstrating  at the Birmingham NEC earlier this year. But this is uncharted crafting territory for me,  and not one I think I will be able to truly master. Unless Tim ever gets to see this blog and decides to take me under his wing!!!
Anyway this is my sorry attempt at altering jigsaw pieces.

12 comments:

Emily said...

Hi Helen
I think the altered jigsaw pieces are lovely, just go with what you like and don't be scared to experiment. I am no altered art expert but I love having a go and as long as you enjoy the process the end result will be great!
Em x

misteejay said...

The main thing is to have fun with your craft so don't worry unnecessarily - this are lovely.

Toni :o)

Moira F. said...

These are gorgeous. Well done :)

Angie said...

I know what you mean about the mood of most altered art pieces but why is that the only way ??? I think your pices are beautiful.

Jo said...

its frustrating when you can't get it to look how you want isn't it? but just so you know - i think they are lovely and you have certainly given me some ideas!!

Sally said...

I know what you mean - altered art is so errrmmmmm difficult! Lovely pic of Tim!

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Mole said...

Think you've made agreat start with your puzzle pieces. I thinki I'd be temptd to try some sponging or similar for the backgrounds? Or use Tim's alcohol inks!!!!!!

Julia Dunnit said...

I'm the same - love what he does but can't reproduce it to save my life - just not into working that way...or with the seven shades of wee wee that seems to be required. I need colour!!

allyf said...

Love 'em especially the 'love' one. If you are happy with what you do whose to say whats right or wrong?

Sarah xx said...

These are lovely! Don't look to fiddle farty either but very effective. xxx

Carmen said...

Surely the whole point of art is that there is no right or wrong way to do it? Just your way. I know what you mean though. I am only just starting to loosen up and stop doing what I think I 'should' do and am starting to do what I like - after all, it's my house that's going to have to live with the majority of my stuff ;) I personally love your pieces, that blue is gorgeous. I love crows too hence my blog background choice though I keep calling him my raven ;)