Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Autumn Fruits and Berries


Carolyn, our hostess  at Tag Tuesday, http://tagtuesday.blogspot.co.uk/ challenged us this week to make a Tag about ‘Autumn Fruit and Berries’. And Jenn, our hostess at The Artists Playroom, http://www.justaddwatersilly.com/2012/09/artists-play-room-26.html has challenged us to make some art entitled ‘Juicy’. So I’m delighted to say that this piece fit’s both challenges.
I got together some strawberries, cherries, blueberries, grapes & raspberries and squished them together on a piece of linen, making a lovely juicy pulpy mess.
I ‘mopped’ up with a sheet of paper which I also rubbed with a used tea-bag and then I put them to dry. I then printed out my strawberry, copied it onto my acetate and then coloured the greenery and the seeds. I cut around the material and the paper with pinking shears, and sandwiched the tie in-between. Added faux stitching and then stuck the acetate to the front with ds tape. Et voila.

I’m pleased that some of the fruit pulp & seeds can still be seen on the material through the acetate and the paper on the back is wrinkled & pithy.

Thank you for all your lovely comments again last week. I’m looking forward to seeing all the artwork I haven’t already visited. These are such colourful themes. Thank you Carolyn & thank you Jenn :0)
ps- I've just realised it smells LOVEly, hahaha

20 comments:

  1. Fabulous technique, makes a really unique piece of art! x

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  2. Oh wow! Inspired piece of art...and it smells good too? Love it!

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  3. Looks good enough to eat! Carolyn x

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  4. Oh, I wish I could smell it too, because it looks delish...love how you have naturally dyed your artwork..an inspired tag!

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  5. How neat! I love strawberries!

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  6. LOvely tag, and perhaps we could do a challenge for a SMELL tag! Wonderful idea using fruit! Valerie

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  7. Your tag must smell good enough to eat. What a great technique Mo and scrummy tag!

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  8. What a great tag and a fab idea - it's turned out a fantastic colour, with a great texture and I love the fact it smells good too!

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  9. What a neat idea, very tasty tag. Perhaps you can plant it next year and get some plants from those seeds.

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  10. FANTASTIC ! I enjoyed reading how you made your tag. Great ideas, I'm storing them away for future use.
    Lynn xx

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  11. Juicy is an apt description! YUM.

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  12. Original idea, such fun to take the theme right through the senses!
    Jane x

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  13. Very pretty effect and interesting to read about how you got there

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  14. We had the same idea this week, mine smells of raspberries, so I can imagine your strawberry aroma! love how you have incorporated the image of a strawberry too, Jane xx

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  15. This is literally a "sweet" idea. Blessings!

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  16. Fantastic tag and so sweet, enjoyed reading how you made it.
    Anni

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  17. Wow! What an original concept. It's fabulous to be able to play and throw away the rulebook isn't it?

    Fond regards

    Pat x

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  18. Gosh sounds like you had great fun making this tag and it looks good too. Hugs Mrs A.

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  19. lovely, Lovely! little piece of 'Juicy' art! very sweet!

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  20. Great way to interpret the theme - thanks for sharing the technique . The resulting colour is beautiful

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