Thursday, February 01, 2007



We have this switchplate on our wall when we walk in our door. It has 6 plugs.....and it was completely broken and old looking....you have to special order these if you want a new one, so I decided to collage mine with some fairies and see how that goes! I used napkinsand tissue paper in the background, the images, some fancy "hairy like" off white specialty papers, and then stamped around the edges with a swirl! Amber wanted a little glitz, so I added some rhinestones and metal charms.....now we have a one of a kind outlet! You cannot see the pieces that were broken either! I sealed it with diamond glaze! Fun stuff!!!!!!

12 comments:

tina's space said...

Patti,
This is so beautiful it must make coming into your home such a pleasure. Very very cool; I have to remember this when I get a home of my own.

audrey h. said...

Patti...this just blows me away. I love it. Those fairies are too cool.

Gypsy Purple said...

Great idea...and it looks amazing
Chamara

Jo Wholohan said...

woaaahhhh this is wonderful.

Beth said...

WOW!! I Love that and what a great repair job, Patti!!! I have a switch plate that I want to alter for my art room, its on the to do list. After seeing yours I am ready to drag it out and start on it.

Janet said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and entering my drawing. I love this switch plate!! What a cool idea. And I like all your other art, too. I'm glad I found your blog.

Naturegirl said...

Creative arts amaze me..this is brilliant!
I want to thank you for your comment on my ~HeArTs gift away~ hugs to the two *special ladies in your life* that you mention to me..hugs

Laura Krasinski said...

You are incredible girlfriend!!!

zUzU said...

Oooo! =^..^=

I stumbled upon you at faerieluna's ...
(yes. I am delighted with my Katra dolly! You could tell?)

I clicked the link on your name ... Your blog opened up and my eyes POPPED open! Don't you just love it when you find a blog that opens and you IMMEDIATELY know this was a real find?

Yeppers. This was one of those finds. I am in awe. Moth babies ... and Fae everywhere! But truly ... The switchplate is ingenious. WoW.

So happy to meet you!
=^..^= love, zU

Dotee said...

Goodness, you are so talented girl!!! Is there nothing you cannot turn your creative mind to?

This is fabulous. And what a great way of turning something that was broken into a item of beauty!!

Beautiful.....

kathywas said...

These are absolutely breathtaking! What a wonderful way to "doctor up" an otherwise boring switchplate!

kerrip said...

WOWza!!! I thnk my favorite part are the "hairy fibers." What a super job - and much more fun than special ordering a PLAIN one!!!