Wednesday, March 16, 2016

framed collage animal prints, and a little spring--What's on Your Workdesk? Wednesday, #354

Happy Wednesday, deskers, I have returned once again--this time with the finished, framed animals from a previous woyww post.  

The frames were all mismatched, so I unified them with a coat of my favorite matte acrylic paint (these paints are Americana, and a favorite for four reasons: 1.they coat so well that you don't have to use the whole bottle at one go,  2.they come in about a million billion colors,  3.that lovely matte finish, and  4.they are inexpensive enough to use for everyday crafty stuff!)





These weren't my idea--they are for a baby boy's nursery, and the mama had pinned to Pinterest a similar project.  I changed the animals somewhat, and made the colors to match their nursery.  
(If you want to see the original collaged pages, just scroll down a post.  The finished versions are high quality color copies of the animals cut from those collaged papers.)

And now for some spring:
The daffodils are blooming again!
If you want to know more about What's on Your Workdesk?  Wednesday, simply stop by and see our gracious hostess, the lovely Miss Julia.


It's been ages since I've joined any challenges, but here we go:
Altered Eclectics:  March (anything goes, altered or mixed media)
**Art*Journal*Journey:  "If you go down to the woods" (do these creatures fit that theme, or what!?!)
Pixel and Paper Challenge--monochromatic (each animal is a monochromatic collage of a color from the baby's nursery)

Well, that was fun . . .

32 comments:

Kelly said...

Good morning, Trisha! I love those 'prints'. You did a beautiful job and they will look great in baby's room. Good to know about Americana paints. I've always used Folk Art for a lot of the same reasons. Daffodils are pretty. Mine are all yellow. I'd love some white ones. My tulips are up. Waiting for them to flower out. Creative Blessings! Kelly #53

Lindart said...

These are awesome! A Pinterest WIN! Your spring flowers look so nice . . .so far we have a little spring greenery, some extra birds, and rain. It's all good! Thanks for sharing - Lindart #54

Diane Futrell said...

Great job on your prints. The colors are perfect for a boy.
Your flowers are looking great
Have a great day.
Diane - WOYWW #32

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Trisha, what a great job you did on those frames. I love the colour you chose. The animals are amazing!Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #19 xxx

Sharon said...

A lovely job on the frames and the prints! The baby will have a great addition to their nursery.

Sharon K #45

glitterandglue said...

Evening, Trisha. Those pictures are just great. They will make a lovely addition to a nursery. It is good to see the daffodils out, isn't it? They are all out over here too. Wales, the land of the daffodil - they are everywhere!
I read on the side bar that you would happily become a follower - just to check our settings. Erm... not sure how to do that... any clues what I should be looking for?
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #16

glitterandglue said...

Thanks for the reply, Trisha - and for your lovely comments - I'll have to see what I can do. I've tried fiddling - but no success yet...
Margaret #16

Beverley Baird said...

What gorgeous animal portraits! Love the collaged effect.
Thanks so much for stopping by.

Plush Possum Studio said...

I like your collage technique VERY much. Nice work!
Happy WOYWW!

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful artwork and photos, thanks so much for joining us at AJJ, hugs, Valerie

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Amazing collages Trisha! Thank you for joining us at Art Journal Journey! Great to have you with us there!
oxo
Susi

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Coo, I lLOVE those prints....honestly, I could easily live with those on my wall too! Did you do a collage of papers, then cut out the shape of the animal? They're fab 💕💖
Hugs, LLJ 11 xxx

Little Artbee said...

Wonderful Collage images and right for a children's room. I like them much.
Greetings
Sabine

Elizabeth said...

Love your collaged animals, Trisha, and the fox is definitely recognisable as such ... I did scroll down to read your previous post :) I'm sure they are going to look a real treat in the baby's nursery. Thanks for your earlier comment. My sister is delighted with her new home - it's wonderful. And I'm still talking to myself, and taking notice :) Have a great week. Elizabeth x #44

Michele said...

I'm so intrigued by this beautiful project. I'd like to try it. thank you for the inspiration! xo

Stacy Sheldon said...

Those prints turned out so amazing the parents must be so happy you did this for them :)
Thanks for the earlier visit,
~Stacy #55

Shoshi said...

Your framed prints are fabulous, Trisha! I am sure they will go down well. And isn't it lovely that spring has now come? I adore daffodils and all the spring flowers. We've been having soe really nice sunny weather at long last.

Thank you for your lovely comment, and I'm glad you like my new stash. I've never been called Miss Platypus before lol! I like it!!

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #31

MiSchra said...

Beautiful prints <3

Phillis Walrath said...

these animal prints are very cool. Thanks for playing along with us at Pixels and Paper

Anne L said...

Belated WOYWW wow your animal prints are so pretty great job on them. Have a great week. Hugs~Anne L

SusanLotus said...

Lovely creations for a little boy!

I´m so happy that you already see some flowers. Spring is already there I see.
I´m still waiting. :)

I´ve been thinking about some challenge too
but time runs so fast. Feels like I don´t get much done
over here.

I wish you a great weekend!
And I´m so happy you made a visit at my desk.
Sussie , nr 28

Jeannette said...

oohhh i love your collage animals,its great for the childroom.
happy weekend.

hugs jenny

pearshapedcrafting said...

Fabulous collage work! I especially love the fox! Pleased to see you at Art Journal Journey! Chrisx

Jane said...

Amazing work - just love these. Many thanks for sharing with us on Pixels and Paper.

Pat Taviss said...

Hey there Trisha Too. (BTW I luv your URL). Appreciate your visit and kind words. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Happy Belated WOYWW
Pat #61

Judy McKay said...

Stunning work. Love the animals. Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

Claire Grantham said...

Belated WOYWW to you, thanks for swinging by my blog. Such a clever idea to paint all the frames one unified colour..must remember that for the future. I love the collage pics, they have come out so well..might have to give that a go. Look at you filling me with ideas :) Cx #51

KarenB said...

What a fabulous project and a wonderful gift too.

Rebecca Daly said...

wow what a thoughtful gift, I'm sure the momma will love them!!! Thank you for playing along with Pixels and Paper!!!

diane hasthorpe said...

I love these collaged prints.. such a fabulous idea for a nursery. Thank you for playing with us at Pixels and Paper. Cheers, Di

Deb McCleary said...

Very clever creations! Thanks for joining us at Pixels and Paper in March!
Deb.xx

Barb said...

They are beautiful and very different. Barbxx