Friday, February 22, 2019

DIY 3-D Framed Nature Picture

Inspiration and 3-D Art

I received some inspiration recently when my friend, Sharon, and I visited the North Carolina Arboretum. While there, we enjoyed some fantastic artwork that featured nature themes done in various mediums of quilting, photography and clay that were both 2-D and and 3-D. We were both so impressed with all of the artist's work and I came away inspired to try my hand at something similar. 

Some of the artists used frames and added three dimensional objects to photographs or other two dimensional objects and used fabric as a background. So, I rummaged through my scrap fabric and home decor bins looking for items I might use. Luckily, I had recently purchased some "nested" frames figuring I could use them for something and the medium sized-one had the glass broken. This was actually perfect because I removed the broken glass and now had room for the 3-D items. I covered the back with some pretty blue scrap fabric, cut a stem from a silk flower, found some pretty butterfly, caterpillar and rainbow stickers and, finally, used a honey bee broach that was a gift many years ago from one of my sisters. I knew that I was going to use that honey bee pin no matter what! I'm really pleased with how my "arrangement" of 3-D art turned out!

I placed the completed artwork on our upper foyer table and I will be placing other items with it for a Springtime display. I'm tired of snowmen and ready to move on from Winter, even if Winter is not ready to move on yet. At least, I can have some Springtime on my foyer table! If you would like to read more about the artwork show at the North Carolina Arboretum, you can click on the link here. The art show at the arboretum is called, "Cross Pollination," and all of the artwork is displayed by themes of nature and the artist gave a title to the piece of art that reflects that theme of nature. I've decided to name my artwork display, "Springtime Calling." Of course, my artwork does not compare to the amazing art displayed at the arboretum, but I did have lots of fun and enjoyment finding objects to use and pulling it all together. A touch of Springtime is just what I need right about now! How about you? 

Are you adding some Spring to your decor yet? Would you try a 3-D piece of art? Doing any DIY projects right now? Be sure to leave me a comment and let me know. I love hearing from my readers!

Until Next Time,


Sharon said...

I think we were both inspired at the Arboretum art show, but I'm so impressed that you went right home and got to work on your own 3-D art project. I think your art piece looks lovely on your foyer table. I'm getting ready to cut some early blooming daffodils from my yard to place in my house where I can dream of spring too!

Debbie Styles Life said...

Yes, I'm dreaming of Spring and hoping to see some sunshine and less rain!

Karen said...

Just catching up, it's been a busy time as we're getting ready to move my mom tomorrow. With her dementia, this has been a difficult time. Glad to see some spring decor on the day I'm getting back to your blog! Your 3D art is so cheerful, I love what you've done! That bee is the perfect finishing touch! Like you, I'm ready to move on from winter. We've got a few more cold months to go, but you have inspired me to lighten up around the house! All winter decorations are packed away, so that's a start! Maybe after this week I'll be ready to tackle a creative project to decompress!! It's good therapy!

Debbie Styles Life said...

I'm sorry your Mom is suffering with dementia, Karen. We are going through that with my MIL right now and I know how challenging that can be. I hope the move goes well. I'm loving having some Spring decor around and hoping that we get more warm weather and less rain! We are about to float away! Take good care.

Darlene said...

This is very cool, Debbie. Your piece is fabulous! I don't have any projects going at this time in terms of home decor, but I am working on planting my vegetable garden. If only we could stop having these crazy rainstorms!

xx Darlene

Debbie Styles Life said...

Thank you so much, Darlene! I wish for less rain, as well.