Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Fee Fi Faux Fun

Faux Fun
Had lots of fun today making a faux butterfly specimen box
Watercolor butterfly specimen box
with watercolor, paper, bookboard and a couple of pins.
Faux Specimen Display
A perfect addition to our school/studio shelves :)
The beautiful paper-mache bird is by my friend Gustavo Aimar

54 Lovely Comments:

Blogger Heleen said...

So very pretty, it looks so real!

2/23/2010 1:11 PM  
Anonymous Denise said...

I adore this! Beautiful!!!

2/23/2010 1:25 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

I love your blog so very much! Thank you for a lot of inspiration...

2/23/2010 1:26 PM  
Blogger donna!ee said...

gorgeous flutterby! right up there with your gorgeous birds...perhaps you could also create a gorgeous deer?? thanks so much for sharing...you always make me smile ;)

2/23/2010 1:40 PM  
Blogger Reginasaurus said...

Oh my gosh, I looooove this! I want to make one! Great idea. xo

2/23/2010 1:52 PM  
Anonymous Liz said...

Very pretty and animal friendly!

2/23/2010 2:08 PM  
Blogger isabella whitney said...

this is so precious! i like the butterfly you picked. it reminds me of a project that I did, that my art teacher blogged about: http://www.amarettogirl.com/blog/2010/2/10/butterfly-magic-paper-art-inspiration.html

2/23/2010 4:25 PM  
Blogger LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

I bet that was fun! So cute!

2/23/2010 4:33 PM  
Blogger june at noon said...

Well done. The perfect touch.

2/23/2010 5:29 PM  
Blogger Ludid said...

i am just going to have to try that. it's the attention to little details that i enjoy.

2/23/2010 5:56 PM  
Blogger Marthann's Musings said...

These boxes are sooooo beautiful and whimsical. Love to see what you put up all the time.

2/23/2010 8:51 PM  
Blogger vesna said...

it looks so real..I'm glad you made it

2/23/2010 9:45 PM  
Blogger Jutta said...

It's so lovely, the butterfly and the sample paper and text also :)

2/23/2010 11:24 PM  
Blogger Multiductus said...

Oh, the specimen box is perfect! And the paper-mache bird is amazing, I'd like to be able to create one :)

2/23/2010 11:39 PM  
Blogger trixi said...

Love the way you've done your specimen label.

2/24/2010 12:02 AM  
Blogger Laura@popdesign said...

Two things: I love your fake specimen, and I blogged one of your prints at http://theanimalarium.blogspot.com/2010/02/sunday-safari-lovebirds.html (sorry for the late notice, and a belated happy valentine's day)

2/24/2010 3:39 AM  
Blogger Alice said...

Preciosa caja-colección... lo mejor para mi es ver el barquito en la botella de Valparaíso, me alegra la cercanía lejana con una artísta tan talentosa.

2/24/2010 4:28 AM  
Blogger blue china studio said...

I love this, especially the scientific looking tag. How fun!

2/24/2010 7:16 AM  
Blogger Maggi Co said...

Con este post me recordaste mi época de estudiante y ayer rescaté del fondo de un armario de casa dos cajas entomológicas: una con mariposas y otra con escarabajos, libélilas y demás especímenes, que guardo como un tesoro y que voy a colgar en el estudio en cuanto terminemos de redecorarlo.

Por cierto, la composición final es muy bonita. Te felicito.

2/24/2010 7:26 AM  
Blogger Doreen Baros said...

This is a clever idea - just love it. I remember when my son made a bug collection for a school project years and years ago. Yours is sweet I love the displays your arrange. Lots of interesting collectibles.

2/24/2010 8:43 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

wow, such a fantastic idea geninne. i thought it was real! you're so talented!

2/24/2010 9:57 AM  
Blogger pombamarela said...

If you love butterflies check this tags made of vintage butterflies illustrations:

2/24/2010 10:08 AM  
Blogger Natascha Rosenberg said...

Wonderful idea!

2/24/2010 10:12 AM  
Blogger ariadne said...

I love butterflies and this one looks gorgeous!Ariadne from Greece!

2/24/2010 1:35 PM  
Blogger Tone Lileng said...

You've got a lovely blog. I'd love to follow you, - but I'm fresh blogging and don't understand where to find the sign up. - Is it the e-mail update? Because I'd like to follow on blogspot and not in my private e-mail. - I'd love to step by again :)

2/24/2010 2:33 PM  
Blogger Flor M. said...

Hi! This is my first visit and I am really happy because I found your blog.
This is really beautyful!

2/24/2010 3:08 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

We went to the best bug museum last summer and I was thinking of a project for the kids to recreate some of what they saw there. This is so perfect!

2/24/2010 4:12 PM  
Blogger Diana said...

Oh my!! I love this! Will you be selling these in your shop? My husband refuses to let me decorate with real bugs but this he'd have to agree to :-)

2/24/2010 4:29 PM  
Blogger robirò said...

WOW!!! the only one butterfly i can have in my home!

2/25/2010 4:40 AM  
Blogger thewillowsnest said...

i love it .. neat idea!! what a pretty blue!

2/25/2010 6:30 AM  
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2/25/2010 7:33 AM  
Blogger Marcy said...

I need to try this! I have some fantastic butterfly stamps. What a great way to spend another wintry weekend! As always, thanks for the inspiration!

2/25/2010 1:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

love it!


2/25/2010 7:30 PM  
Anonymous Lasso the Moon said...

Gorgeous! I want to make one! And I love the paper you used for the label. So cool. As inspired as usual.

2/25/2010 7:41 PM  
Blogger ploy said...

Hey, i'm Ploy from Thailand. I've been visiting your wonderful blog for a while and i wonder you did all the paper yourself if so please tell me how because i wanted to do the fixed size of paper that strong enough to make water colour work of it.


here's my e-mail : ploylook@hotmail.com

ps. you inspired me a lot !!

2/27/2010 12:31 AM  
Blogger Lizbethem said...

Beautiful butterfly!

2/27/2010 8:17 AM  
Blogger little red hen said...

fun indeed. And I do love that little paper mache bird!

2/28/2010 5:35 PM  
Blogger homemade grits said...

i just love your still lifes. so beautiful!!

2/28/2010 5:42 PM  
Anonymous Robin said...


I really enjoy your painting and your blog is usually the one I look at first each day. Keep sending the inspiration.

2/28/2010 7:24 PM  
Blogger Floddertje said...

Hi Geninne,

Congrats for winning a Poppy! I've voted for you, you totally deserve it!

3/01/2010 12:36 AM  
Anonymous Cool Garden Things said...

that is awesome! i used to teach art and that would have been a GREAT project!

3/01/2010 6:33 AM  
Anonymous RobbieLee at Chickiedee said...

That is too cool for school!

3/01/2010 9:03 AM  
Blogger monkeyandsquirrel said...

perfect! so much better then having a real butterfly pinned down... and a vegan friendly project too. yay!

3/02/2010 7:07 AM  
Anonymous Discountoilpaintings said...

so nice! I love your blogs so much, its so inspiring, thanks for posting this one.

3/03/2010 2:49 PM  
Blogger Yasmine said...

Beautiful, make me feel traveling trough time, space and memories...everything you make is special.

3/04/2010 8:14 PM  
Blogger Jennifer Johnson said...

That is really cool! I am a collector at heart, and so is my son, but I can't stomach the idea of pinning up a bunch of dead bugs in the house. This would be a great alternative.

3/04/2010 9:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

a much better idea than killing a real butterfly... lovely!!

3/08/2010 2:40 PM  
Blogger Shipra Panosian said...

you are such a lovely, creative soul! I'm going to show my boys this. I have a feeling we'll have our own faux butterfly collection soon.
Thank you for the continual inspiration.

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