Friday, March 27, 2009

Fabulous Fabric Collages

6 x 8.5
Fabric on wood

I have to tell you about this amazing artist I found on Etsy. Her Name is Shellie Mitchell and she creates fabric on wood collages!

Her shop is called Shellieartist and she creates everything from abstracts to nature and still lifes.

Her process is her unique invention...
"Fabric on Wood Process- Each cut out piece of fabric is placed on the wood with a rice based starch and then polyurathaned several times. Some pieces are touched up with acrylic or oil paint, gel pens, oil pencils or anything I can get my hands on that I think will do the job."

You can find originals as well as prints in many sizes. They are the perfect gifts.
I treated myself to the grapefruit piece above and purchased the following 3 as gifts.

5 x 6
Fabric on Wood

8 x 8
Fabric on wood

2.5 x 3.5
ATC Print

Aren't they just amazing? Please visit her shop and her blog. You will be so glad you did!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

20 comments:

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

WOW!

Those are pawesome!

We soooo enjoyed seeing Emmitt's tail out there! Maybe we need to get MY FLUFFY TAIL immortalised as well! BOL!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Leslie Moore said...

Melissa--You're so full of energy and ideas! I recognize the green tea collage you gave to Linda. I'm going to go check out the social network for artists you've invited me to join. Thanks for sharing all your enthusiams with us!

P.S. Kinsey is jealous of Emmitt's new love!

Laura said...

Don't you love Etsy! Her work is beautiful, and now I'm in the mood for grapefruit!

Robin Maria Pedrero said...

I really like these! I myself am so drawn to fabrics...I've been sneaking pieces into my new acrylics. These are wonderul pieces!

Manon Doyle said...

These are so cool! Great find!

Pearl said...

Thanks for sharing Shellie's work with us, Melissa! How wonderful!

Hope you and Emmy have a fabulous weekend! I hear scary things about the weather there and it makes me think of you guys... stay warm!

shellieartist said...

Melissa, you are such a sweetheart..thank you so much for the feature! I am so glad that you liked everything you ordered...makes me happy! Thank you again and ((hugs))
xoxo
Shellie

Aniemother said...

Wow! I love the grapefruit one!

Ane

Abby Creek Art said...

Hey...that Green Tea one looks familiar.;) Love her work...it's so unique and creative. That Grapefruit rocks!

Diane said...

These are really wonderful!
Have a great weekend! xo Diane

Karine said...

Just catching up on some blog reading. That grapefruit collage is really beautiful!

I love your new "to do" lists, and the bear, also! You are so incredibly productive, Melissa!

marianne said...

Wow Melissa!
Thanks for the link
I looked at her shop and the items are gorgeous!
You picked out some fun things The grapefruit is so happy and colorful!
I will visit her blog also

Have a nice weekend!

Lisa M Griffin said...

These are really cool. I love the green tea piece. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend.

Liss said...

Wow these are amazing

kari and kijsa said...

love this!! She is amazing!
blessings,
kari & kijsa

Nevis said...

Wow, very cool stuff!

The OP Pack said...

Those are really unique and beautiful. Thanks for sharing, we are going to pay her a visit.

Tail wags, the OP Pack

Candace Trew Camling said...

you always find really neat stuff! Whenever I'm on etsy, I always shop for clothes and jewelry! (too self indulgent!)

Happy weekend to you!

Tweedles -- that's me... said...

So very beautiful!
Very crafty people! New idea happening all the time. Wonderous minds!
thank you for sharring with us. We love the calm colors!
love
tweedles

Maggie and Mitch said...

Shellie's work is just beautiful!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch