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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Altered Puzzle Pieces

I thought I'd share some puzzle pieces I'm working on.
All of the pieces were sponged with ink or sprayed with glimmer mist, or both.
The one with the clock is covered with a piece of printed vellum and kind of distressed on the edges.
On the pink one with the shell bits and pearls, I used the faux silk technique. Then added a vintage sticker that comes right from Hawaii.
The green piece has been stamped with versamark and clear ep used before sponging. I used very narrow tape and micro beads on the straight edges, then added gems around the mask. The Mona Lisa eyes were set in where the mask eye was. I added the words from the Guess Who Song 'These Eyes'.
The burgundy and blue piece has vintage cowgirls. I used a piece of packing tape over a picture from a magazine, then rubbed the paper off (using water) leaving a transparent image. Then I added, with modge podge, a dried iris petal from my garden. The reddish stone was added just because I like stones :)
The top orange coloured piece was sponged, then I used a piece of lace like a stamp , dipped in versamark, pressed onto the puzzle and clear embossed.
I added some woven strips of stamped paper and some fibers. The button is from my Mothers' button box of many years gone by :) Then I added some cut out birds from Paper~Ya, an asian stamp, a rock, and bit of gold ep, at the bottom, that I impressed an asian coin.
I'll be adding some more in a few days--when they are finished :)


  1. These are really good!! This is something I haven't tried yet, hmmm....!!:>)

  2. Oooh, Nancy!!!
    They are so gorgeous! I love them all, especially mine :)

  3. Love all the thought you put into each and every one. So pretty and made with love.

  4. Love your puzzle pieces, such nice variety! I am in a local altered arts group and we're having a swap with ten people, our puzzles should be complete by October :)