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Steampunk Wall Art – A Collage of Found Objects

Steampunk Wall Art – A Collage of Found Objects

The 20″ x 10″ size provides great versatility for placement on a wall.

Steampunk Assemblage Art… in an oft-requested larger size – this time a 20″ x 10″ canvas. My steampunk version of Assemblage Art features the industrial and Victorian aspects of this engrossing science fantasy sub-genre leading to some rather fascinating collages. This time I’m featuring ancient and mythical symbolism with elements such as the Celtic knot, Pegasus, yin and yang, lotus flower, hamsa hand, the sun, the eye, and more if you’re curious. Look closely and you will see approximately 150 embellishments – both vintage and new – as well as dozens of metal beads.

Pegasus, the Eye, and the “Breathe” tag are just a few of the unusual elements.

Assemblage Art on Canvas begins with the background – it’s not just paint. I start with multiple coats and spritzes of paint on stenciled dimensional paste and pieces of crocheted doilies. I then add more spritzes of highlights and finish off with Finnabair’s waxes (which dry to a hard finish). Multiple layers of embellishments are then added to complete this 3D collage to bring it to an overall depth of 2.0″.

Vintage elements include adding machine keys, pearl collar pieces, old bottle glass, metal ornate focal point, beaded necklace, buttons, beads, ancient building (old chess piece), and 1980s jewelry makings.

Newer pieces complete this steampunk look with items such as gears, various beads, bird, brick ties, coins, cabochons, leaves, steampunk heart, buttons, Vitruvian man, wreath berries, clock gears, tree, diamond patterns, hamsa hand, pendants, bracelet sections, eye, “Breathe” word tag, Pegasus, tree trunk, clock round frame, clock face, rabbit, stopwatch case, ancient calendar, sun, metal beads, and various other metal embellishments,

Hangers are attached and, while I prefer the no-frame look, this is ready for framing. This piece will also display nicely on a large table easel.

Dimensions: 20.0″ x 10.0″ x 2.0″

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All Assemblage Art pieces sold at Art Creations by Vicky are original works from artist Vicky Hensley and one of a kind.

Heart Wall Art – a 3D Canvas Collage

Heart Wall Art – a 3D Canvas Collage

An antique tin heart mold takes center stage in this Assemblage Canvas art piece. I’m referring to this as 3D collage on canvas – this isn’t just a painting. You’ll find a total of six hearts within this design that includes more than 100 embellishments plus dozens of mini beads. This 12″ x 12″ artwork was created piece by piece as I gradually layered the embellishments, ending with an overall depth of 2.0″.

Texture also takes a starring role with a background built first with stenciled designs utilizing dimensional paste that is then covered with multiple coats of paint, spritzes, and waxes.

When describing the actual elements you will find in one of my Assemblage canvases, I divide the embellishments into two categories – vintage found objects (20+ years in age) and newer elements.

Here those vintage found objects include a tin heat mold, pickle fork, two different beaded necklaces, ancient building (chess piece), crocheted collar piece, pearl collar sections, heart pendant, grape bracelet charms, buttons, 1980s jewelry makings, brass button, brooch, rhinestone button, and various beads

Newer elements include resin flower, gypsy head, wings, various leaves, branch charms, heart feather charm, paper butterfly, paper roses, wood round and cap, wreath berries, heart charm filigreed metal shapes, hummingbird, cabochons, floral bracelet link, hot air balloon, heart bracelet link, wood heart, and various other metal embellishments.

Hangers are attached and, while I prefer the no-frame look, this Assemblage Art piece is ready for framing. It will also display nicely on an easel.

Dimensions: 12.0″ x 12.0″ x 2.0″

$119.00

Available for purchase at Etsy

All Assemblage Art pieces sold at Art Creations by Vicky are original works from artist Vicky Hensley.

The Lovely Blues – 3D Floral Collage

The Lovely Blues – 3D Floral Collage

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When I started this Assemblage canvas, the only direction in my head was to strive for extravagant beauty using this combination of blues and green. The large flower (that is sitting on an overturned ashtray) would serve as my focal point. I realized I had all sorts of vintage items to include in this work… including that large flower which originally was a decorative element for a chandelier.

Measuring 14″ x 14″, it’s slightly larger than my usual offerings. Texture plays an important role with a background built from multiple coats and spritzes of paint and waxes over several stencil designs utilizing both dimensional paste and plaster paste. A layer of fabric further enhances this intricate background.

Just what is Assemblage? It’s the creation of a larger art piece from smaller objects. Best described as a 3D collage on canvas, my assemblage art pieces contain numerous vintage “found objects” as well as newer embellishments. This Assemblage Canvas contains around 120 found objects or newer elements making its depth 1.50″.

Here those vintage found objects include two brooches, chandelier flowers and crystals, pearl collar, pearl purse, ashtray, various bracelet links, imitation coins, 1980s jewelry makings, assorted beads, beaded necklace, and large brass button.

Newer elements include the bird, branches, beads, filigreed rounds, shell, various metal rounds, shield, numerous leaves, hearts, roses, berry wreath, bark, cabochons, word charm, decorative metal pieces, square tiles, stars, and wings.

Hangers are attached and, while I prefer the no-frame look, this Assemblage Art piece is ready for framing. It will also display nicely on a large desk easel.

Dimensions: 14.0″ x 14.0″ x 1.50″

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All Assemblage Art pieces sold at Art Creations by Vicky are original works from artist Vicky Hensley.

A Lady’s Moon – 3D Wall Art

A Lady’s Moon – 3D Wall Art

With a whole lot of beauty and a lady sitting on the moon, this Assemblage Canvas exudes a definite romantic feminine feel… with a little whimsey, of course. I’ve named it “A Lady Moon” and love that we have a “lady in the moon” rather than the traditional man. Measuring 8.0″ by 8.0″ with a depth of 1.50″, the background is textured with stenciled modeling paste and finished off with a number of paints, spritzes, and metallic waxes. Embellishments are then adhered to the canvas to form a three-dimensional design.

You’ll find more than 50 embellishments plus dozens of tiny metal beads in this piece of Assemblage art. Older elements (found objects) include an oval cameo base, beaded necklace sections, brooch, button, earring, square bead, and various other beads. Newer elements include the lady moon stamping, paper roses, numerous metal embellishments, cabochons, bracelet section, the tiny beads, and pieces of a berry wreath.

Hangers are attached and, while I prefer the no-frame look, this Assemblage Art piece is ready for framing. It will also display nicely on an easel.

Dimensions: 8.0″ x 8.0″ Depth 1.50″

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All art sold at Art Creations by Vicky is the work of artist Vicky Hensley and one of a kind.

Industrial Steampunk with a Bit of Heart

Industrial Steampunk with a Bit of Heart

Although it’s full of steampunk vibes, this Assemblage Art on Canvas has a definite industrial feel to it as well. Assemblage describes the process of creating a larger art piece from smaller objects. Best described as a 3D collage on canvas, it contains numerous vintage “found objects” as well as newer embellishments.

Measuring 10.0″ square with a depth of 1.5″, the background is textured with stenciled modeling paste and finished off with a number of paints, spritzes, and metallic waxes. Primary colors here are shades of green and copper accented with a bit of red.  

In the center sits a handmade polymer clay heart that is surrounded by approximately 85 embellishments. Vintage elements include sections of a pearl purse, paper bottle top, buttons, bracelet base, beads, earrings, purse clasp, bobbin, strip of a beaded purse, bracelet links, and necklace pieces. Newer elements include winged peace sign, metal beads, 2 clock faces, propeller, word tag stating DESTINY, starred round, bird, cabochons, pop bottle cap, stars, and many metal elements such as flower, tree, gears, diamonds, squares, keyhole, wings, arrow, claw, and crown.

Hangers are attached and, while I prefer the no-frame look, this Assemblage Art piece is ready for framing. It will also display nicely on an easel.

Dimensions: 10” x 10” x 1.5″

$89.95

Available for purchase at Etsy

All art sold at Art Creations by Vicky is the work of artist Vicky Hensley and one of a kind.

Curiouser and Curiouser – Assemblage Art on Canvas

Curiouser and Curiouser – Assemblage Art on Canvas

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Steampunk Assemblage Art… with a touch of Alice in Wonderland. My steampunk version of Assemblage Art features the industrial and Victorian aspects of this engrossing science fantasy sub-genre leading to some rather fascinating collages. This time I’ve added a bit of whimsey with the word tag “Curiouser and Curiouser” from the famous tale. Look closely and you will see approximately 100 embellishments – both vintage and new – as well as dozens of metal beads.

On a 14.0″ x 11.0″ stretched canvas, the depth of this piece is 1.75″. The background has multiple coats and spritzes of paint with stenciled textured designs, hundreds of tiny beads, and rust paste providing additional dimension. Multiple layers of embellishments are then added to complete this 3D collage.

Vintage elements include coin charms, adding machine keys, chess knight bracelet link, bits of two beaded purses, jello mold, 2 types of chain, pill bottle, speaker, lock, various metal mechanisms, buttons, numerous 1980s jewelry makings, bracelet leaves, and beads.

Newer pieces complete this pure steampunk look with items such as gears, clock face, mortar tie, metal flowers, bottle cap, rabbit head, tin heart, winged heart, cabochons, word tag “Curiouser and Curiouser”, watch buckle, gnome face, frame, miniature chess piece, flower face, juggling pin, binoculars, grapes, leaves, bolt head, wood rings, metal bell, wood half round, buttons, and metal beads.

Hangers are attached and, while I prefer the no-frame look, this is ready for framing. This piece will also display nicely on a large table easel.

Dimensions: 14.0″ x 11.0″ x 1.75″

All Assemblage Art pieces sold at Art Creations by Vicky are original works from artist Vicky Hensley and one of a kind.

Bird on a Branch

Bird on a Branch

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It all started with the bird on the branch and ended up as a romantic spring abstract in Italy of course (notice the Leaning Tower of Pisa?). Working with a new color palette, I started with blues and a bottle green and finished with a background that borders on deep turquoise.

Texture takes a starring role in this 12″ x 12″ Assemblage Canvas piece with a background built from multiple coats and spritzes of paint and waxes over several stencil designs utilizing dimensional paste. I wanted to evoke roses growing on a brick wall. I then added further definition to the background by adding a large filigreed leaf, a vintage lace collar piece, and pieces of an old pearl collar.

And then came the embellishments! This Assemblage Canvas contains around 75 found objects or newer elements plus dozens of metal beads. Its depth is 1.75″.

Just what is Assemblage? It’s the creation of a larger art piece from smaller objects. Best described as a 3D collage on canvas, my assemblage art pieces contain numerous vintage “found objects” as well as newer embellishments. 

Here those vintage found objects include the bird in flight, several bracelet links, various 1980s jewelry makings, pearl collar, beaded flowers, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, large heart, hors-d’oeuvres fork, a chunk of an old resin frame, cameo setting, felt rose, and lace collar piece.

Newer elements include several filigreed metal pieces, winged heart, crowns, hearts, buttons, metal flowers, various leaves, paper roses, wings, emblem, cabochon, flower beads, bracelet link, palette, arrow, bird, cones, rabbit, and metal beads.

Hangers are attached and, while I prefer the no-frame look, this Assemblage Art piece is ready for framing. It will also display nicely on an easel.

Dimensions: 12.0″ x 12.0″ x 1.75″

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All Assemblage Art pieces sold at Art Creations by Vicky are original works from artist Vicky Hensley and one of a kind.

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A Raven’s Dream

A Raven’s Dream

Titled A Raven’s Dream, this little piece of steampunk is my favorite Mini Art piece to date. It’s an original 3D collage measuring 4″ x 4″ x 1.375″. The colors are what draw me most – a mixture of green, turquoise, and purple with spritzes of highlighting color and metallic wax. The background is textured with dimensional paste. Found objects used to form this design include a variety of metal embellishments, a raven, and Dream word charm.

Dimensions: 4″ x 4″ x 1.375″

$44.95 by Custom Order – original sold

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There is an attached hanger and, although I prefer the no-frame look, A Raven’s Dream can be framed. This piece will also display nicely on an easel.

All Assemblage Art pieces sold at Art Creations by Vicky are original works from artist Vicky Hensley.

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A Spray of Hearts and Roses

A Spray of Hearts and Roses

This Assemblage Art piece has an especially romantic feel with its spray of hearts and roses spilling down the canvas. Assemblage is the method of creating a larger art piece from smaller objects. Best described as a 3D collage on canvas, it contains numerous “found objects” as well as newer embellishments.

Measuring 8.0″ x 6.0″ x with a depth of 1.50″, the background is textured with stenciled modeling paste and finished off with a number of paints, spritzes, and waxes. A total of 32 embellishments plus 30 brass beads makes this piece perfectly complete.

Older elements (the found objects) include vintage bracelet link, a fragment of pearl purse, button, bead, portion of an antique lace collar, and metal feathers. Newer elements include metal leaves, hearts, fabric roses, buttons, Heritage emblem, filigreed metal stampings, wood half round, and other metal embellishments.

Hangers are attached and, while I prefer the no-frame look, this Assemblage Art piece is ready for framing. It will also display nicely on an easel.

Dimensions: 8.0” x 6.0” x 1.50″

$59.95

Available for purchase at my Etsy shop

All art sold at Art Creations by Vicky is the work of artist Vicky Hensley and one of a kind. 

Note: The use of descriptive words such as brass and pearl are just that – I can’t verify that the beads are brass and assume the pearls are only decorative.

 

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Original Steampunk Art – Two for One Steampunk Canvases

Original Steampunk Art – Two for One Steampunk Canvases

 

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This original steampunk work of art consists of two canvases that make one piece. On two 11″ x 14″ stretched canvases, overall measurements of the work (when you include a 1″ space between the two canvases) are 23″ wide by 14″ high. It’s 3D assemblage art at its best with a background comprised of multiple coats and spritzes of paint with stenciled textured designs and an overall depth of 1.50″. It is sold as a pair.

It seems that I love tiny details and this pair of assemblage canvases proves that point. When I finished this work, I knew I had included many pieces but was surprised to see it contains over 300 embellishments! I usually try to list the embellishments in my assemblage work but this time, I’ll share the highlights…

Let’s start with the vintage found objects. Behind the central design is facial netting from a woman’s hat circa 1950-60. The clock face is vintage as well as the clock gear and inner workings. Other vintage pieces include a mechanical tool pin, an unknown metal tool piece, adding machine keys, typewriter keys, links from two bracelets, metal beads – large, medium, and small, 12V bulb and socket, another 12V bulb, various plastic jewelry elements, buttons, washers, electric wire, hors d’oeuvres fork, earrings, glass oblong bead, and brooch.

The new charms/embellishments/found objects include metal bird, black bird, glass stones, propeller, wings – both large and small, steampunk bird, winged key, mosaic tiles, flying heart, gears of all types and sizes, stars, paper/fabric roses, branches, bow, hinge and latch set, buttons, large decorative beads, pocket watch form, acorns, bark, quote charm stating “reality has limits, imagination is boundless”, and various metal embellishments.

There are attached hangers for wall hanging. Although most of my Assemblage Art pieces can be framed, I don’t suggest framing this steampunk pair. Embellishments hang over the edges as part of the intricate design.

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Dimensions: Hung as a pair as shown 23″ x 14″ x 1.50″. Hung separately 14″ x 11″ x 1.50″

All Assemblage Art pieces sold at Art Creations by Vicky are original works from artist Vicky Hensley.

 

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