Saturday, October 4, 2014

Through The Gate ~ reworking a previous piece

 A few posts back I made this piece using stencils and stamps. 
It was time to rework this piece and get my mixed media on- 

                                                              From this...


 With the additions of many embossing powders and micas and glitters, some ephemera, lots of more color by way of sprays and even some sand thrown on for added texture...
                                                   to this...



             New wording added as well as some found treasures




                Close up of the new lady of Useless Miracle- 
            renamed as:
                                   THROUGH THE GATE


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And for those of you who have inquired about the teal shelving in my studio- here it is in full color and what it looked like when I first found it at an estate sale-thanks for the interest! ")








Thanks for stopping and leaving your nice comments-  be assured, I have read and appreciate each voice! ") Jackie




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19 comments:

butterfly said...

Wowzer... two great makeovers! I love all the additional texture and shimmer on your canvas - very cool. And am blown away by the transformation of those rather unprepossessing rusty drawers into such a beautiful piece of craft storage furniture - bravo!!
Alison xx

Uuna Syrjäsuo said...

Beautiful, sensitive colors and very interesting holeness.
I like Your artwork very much.

Joseph Cuccurullo said...

WOW two art projects nice job on your storage unit,love those draws. Nine is my lucky number did not know about this Saint, very pretty****

Angela Radford said...

Hi Jackie, thanks for stopping by at mine. Love the background on that canvas, amazing texture and what a find with the cabinet. It's just the perfect thing, drawers and a place to display, what would that cost if you had to buy it new. Good job you have an eye for a bargain and the imagination to see the possibilities it offered.
Have a great weekend and happy crafting, Angela x

Janet Ghio said...

You make the most amazing textures on your pieces! I especially like this one. And what you did with the shelving is great!

Win Dinn said...

Love the redo for Our Lady of the Useless Miracle, and OMG - that shelving!

Ruth L said...

Jackie, my dear friends, the texture of that mixed media piece is so amazing, I wish I could feel it with my fingers. And your cupboard, lucky girl, just loved it, and that teal colour made it so cheerful! xoxo Ruth

denthe said...

love your remake of the original piece. Wonderful colours and textures. I love using sand in my paintings too....
And that shelving unit .... oh, wow! Love it so much. Who would've guessed it could turn out like that after seeing the state it was in. You did a great job on it!

Darlene Campbell said...

Here's the difference...you imagine how the shelving could look and you get the work done...I imagine and wonder who is going to come by and get the work done. ha ha. That is an amazing transformation...plus I had a delightful time looking at all the treasures on the shelves.

Always fun and rewarding to rework a piece...to bring it to a new completion. Love your gate and the wording...plus the colors are perfect for this piece. Cheers-Darlene

Martina2801 said...

You've made ​​wonderful new works, dear Jackie! One is more beautiful than the other. I especially like the canvas. Just great!
And I'm totally excited about this old cabinet drawers that you have transformed. Really fantastic!

Marilou said...

Great texture on your Art rework Jackie!
I love the shelving unit, great find and makeover. So fun to to do! My biggest problem I ever have is not the makeover but the hauling of the piece from wherever I find it to its final destination with me:) lol
Hugs Marilou

Kay Wallace said...

What a great transformation, Jackie! Both of the artwork and that beautiful teal piece! I am so impressed by your creativity in the artwork and your foresight in the furniture makeover! Both brilliant, my friend! See you next Wednesday evening!!

Renee said...

That teal piece is unbelievable!! Love it. Love the layers in you art project, very cool.

Nancy TeWinkel said...

I love that you brought this piece even more to life. You enriched it and the results are awesome. It is a brave thing to revisit a piece! Love the Saint!

Julie Ann Lee said...

Well, I loved this when I first saw it, but I love it even more now! The new wording is great too! I really envy that storage unit - so many drawers and a wonderful makeover! Julie Ann xxx

Astrid Maclean said...

Wonderful transformation, love all the additional texture and the wording is great too! Love the bright shelving also!!

Bev said...

AHHH there you are love the Lady of Usless Miricals the texture is amazing and love how you're cupboard turned out ,can see you put a lot of work into it ...

Edzellinni aka Linda Edkins Wyatt said...

Wow, you really bumped up the level on the art piece AND the shelves. From junk to fabulous (shelves). love the color of them too.

Pallavi Iyer said...

You made me laugh.Our lady of the useless miracle!Love the beautiful textute and the gorgeous shimmer on the canvas .Teal shelves.Droooool!