Saturday, 10 March 2007

Found objects dilemma



Wow what a find today, these old rusty stencils out in the yard of an old factory. The problem is, before I did Michael's class I would probably have cleaned them up a bit and used them for what they are, stencils, now I think it would be sacrilege to remove the rust and the beautiful aging, they'll probably end up in an 'Ass-am-blaaaage' (Michael's pronunciation) or a 'coll-aaaage'.

The old dolls eyes have always intrigued me, they, along with some of the keys and the old rusty bits I've already transformed,are going to become a necklace. I think some Nina knots will go well with these. I'll show photos when it's done.

5 comments:

Marie C said...

Hi Ro - stencils are great for altered books, love the other stuff - I'm sure you'll put it to good use too!

Abby Creek Art said...

The stencil photo is so cool by itself. I don't know about the doll eyes though, Ro...they kinda scare me!:0 (tee hee)

Judy said...

OMG LOVE THOSE STENCILS. JUST BOUGHT SOME OFF EBAY 2 WEEKS AGO -CAN'T BELIEVE YOU JUST STUMBLED ACROSS THEM - LOVE THOSE TREAURE FINDS.GREAT "JUNK" FINDS.

carla said...

Ro - why don't you trace the stencils onto acetate and make new stencils, and then use those wonderful old pieces for an assemblage! Such great finds... I have really been hankering to go hunting around for some :junk," and I think tomorrow is the day. I've actually asked my students to bring in junk for me (they love this assignment much more than writing essays), and among the things I've asked are "dead dolls." I think they're a little creepy, but I think it would be fun to find ways to give them new life. I can't wait to see your jewelry:>

Elizabeth said...

Stumbling across treasures just makes your day or week even! These are wonderful and I am sure tht you will do something marvelous with them!!