Monday, June 27, 2011

Art and All the Trimmings.

 We recently acquired some wood scraps that are regularly discarded from a local millwork: trims, crown moldings, baseboards, and casings in a variety of sizes and lengths.  We already showed you what Mamma Winger did with her pieces in this post (the last 6 pieces).  She built hod-podge "frames" around the edges of her pieces, adding fabric here, paper and words there.  Doodles and paint too.  But here are a few more you haven't seen yet:

I decided to use my scraps to build "platforms" for birds to perch on.  I had so much fun experimenting with these and love all of the dimension!  The stuffed birds came about by experimenting with kraft paper and matboard.  Kind of a very simple form of paper mache.  It was fun to add doodles to the different levels of trims:

We LOVE being able to use someone else's scraps! These were super inexpensive to make: trim pieces were free and I made the stuffed birds from supplies I already had!  One man's trash is a Things With Wings treasure!

Now we just need to get Green Girl to use her scrap pieces, and show us all what she did.  I'm just sure it will be fabulous.  Will you get on her case about that?

I am trying something new this week and participating in some linky parties from some of our favorite blogs!  Sharing this project on Be Different, Act Normal, Tatertots and Jello, WhipperBerry, Finding Fabulous, Simply Designing, Momma's Kinda Crafty and The Shabby Nest.


  1. Your scrap collection featuring birds is amazing, I love the layered look! I'd love for you to pop by my blog sometime, ~Jen

  2. awesome collection!! i'm obsessed with owls and birds!! I can't wait to make something like this! I'm pinning it!!:)

  3. the patterns...the everything about these pieces!

  4. I just came across your blog @ the TT & J link up party! So, awesome! Love your work. I'm your newest follower!

  5. Lovin' the birds and their sayings.

  6. okay, you guys are just to CRAZY TALENTED! love everything!!!

  7. I like your work, they are beautiful.
    Have a good day