Monday, November 24, 2008

I-Beam Collage

I call it an I-Beam because it is shaped like a capital I....hubby says it is a floor joist. When we did our remodel last Spring the carpenter mismeasured and had to cut 1 foot off every joist and was going to toss them...so, I snagged them with the thoughts that they would make great free-standing base for all types of mixed media techniques.
Recycle....and another cool thing, it can be reverseable or viewed from both sides if you choose. And if you don't have any lying around, you can get them at the lumber yard cut to size, if you take a whole beam, at about 2 bucks a foot... much cheaper than canvas.


I also wanted to mention that the barbwire is one of Tim Holtz's Masks and I used the throw-away waste and used it like a stencil.

11 comments:

Sarah said...

very very cool - love the unusual shape and the collage itself

Nancy said...

How pretty! My favorite thing is the rough corraged looking texture and that barbed wire!

grrl+dog said...

looks like a shrine, ready made. Love it that you used an off cast..

Deb said...

All I have to say is,

Yee Ha! You go, cowgirl!

Deb

Linda said...

Great page as usual. Love the barbed wire and I have a special fondness for rusty washers. haha

Do you rust your own or do you find them that way?

Happy Thanksgiving.

Linda

Anne said...

What a great idea! Very nice! :-)

Brenda Seaholm-Wampler said...

Wowza! Love them!!! All the layers and texture...and the color. Super work!

LaY hOoN said...

Whoa ! Such an amazing piece. Love it.

robin dudley-howes said...

Love the colors and the fact that you rescued the joist to create art. When you get a moment come on by my pad.
Robin

Sherry Goodloe said...

love this piece! you used some of my favorite colors, and i love rusty stuff. very creative.

Barbara Hagerty said...

What a fabulous piece! I love it!