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Fabulous Friday Finds 2

Posted in Art parts, Features, Found Objects with tags , , , , on August 3, 2012 by madelincwolf



Here is the latest in my FFF series.  This is a compilation of recent and not-so-recent finds that are intriguing to me.  My favorites of this bunch are the single earring without the hook and the rusty piece of what looks like hammered iron. The copper rings were found in the bathroom during a remodel, in the building where my studio is located.  The battered princess bracelet was found in the parking lot at El Cerrito Plaza, I think. In any case, I am going to have fun putting these elements into a mixed media piece.  Do you pick up random shiny bits on the street?  Have you used them in a mixed media piece?  Add a comment with a link so we can see what you’ve made with YOUR Fabulous Friday Finds!


Fabulous Friday Finds!

Posted in Features, photo effects, photo manipulation, Photoshopped, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on July 26, 2012 by madelincwolf

Here is the first installment of my new feature, Fabulous Friday Finds.  Each Friday I will post a picture of something I have found on the street, in recycle bins, in one of my stashes, you get the picture.  Then, once a month (all I can handle at the moment) I will post what I have made with my finds.

Today’s find is two different fibers found on the street.  The grey one is linen and the gold one is most likely spun flax.  It has a straw-like quality. I am excited by the many possible uses of these fibers!

Have you found something wonderful that you just couldn’t help picking up?  Leave a comment with a link and show us what you got.  (Someday when I have the time I will do the linky thing so your pix will be visible here.)

I used the blur filter in Photoshop and then used the brush tool to reveal the fibers.  Some of the background shows in a couple of places.  Oh well, I’ll get better at this as time goes on.  Have a great day!