Admit it...the title to this blog post conjured up an image of a guy with long hair wearing nothing but studded, black leather Lederhosen rocking out on an accordion. Something, perhaps, like this...
Well, I hate to disappoint y'all, but that is not what this post is about. I know, I know...you're bummed. Believe me ... I, too, was looking forward to hearing Black Sabbath do "Beer Barrel Polka". Maybe next post.
I was playing with my new Accordion Album die by Karen Burniston (love her genius), when I began to wonder if I could make an art piece with her FaBuLoUs dies and, basically, make the entire thing out of metal.
I also wanted to try my hand at creating a "floating" accordion piece -- where the middle is clear plastic and gives the illusion that the elements are floating in air.
And (because I like a challenge) I decided to do BOTH techniques on the same piece.
So here is my creation ... it's sort of an industrial floral fantasy thing. And yes, it does fold flat(ish).
By now, y'all know my propensity to use recycled materials when it comes to my art. So it won't surprise you to learn that the metal I used is nothing but....aluminum soda cans (Coke for the flowers, Arizona tea for the album).
The flowers, the album, even the little hanging plaque...all made from embossed soda cans. And the plastic I used as the base for the album? It was the lid to a box of Christmas tags. Glad I saved it.
Here are some additional views:
- Accordion Album die (Sizzix)
- Bracket Frame and Label die (Sizzix)
- Flower die (Sizzix)
- Flowers and Vine die (Sizzix)
- embossing folders (you guessed it...Sizzix)
- Hardware findings
- ball chain
- decorative brads (Creative Impressions)
- aluminum soda cans
- recycled packaging plastic
I am entering this in the following challenges:
- Tuesday Throwdown - #142 Fancy Folds
- Party Time Tuesdays - #115 Anything BUT a Card
- Flourishes - Timeless Tuesday #215 Around the House (made from empty soda cans)