Being Arty

… That’s probably one of my favorite pastimes. One of my most exciting arty projects has been my cork board. Made of real corks. A lot of dedication went into it to get all those corks, but in the end, I couldn’t be happier. It has been completed for a little while, but as I was going through my photos to try to organize (another of my favorite pastimes) I found these… And realized I never posted them. So here is a run down on how this magnificent art piece was created.

I first needed to get all my necessities set out…

corks – check

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beer – check

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hard working assistant – check

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Then the assembly process began. I used a frame from Ikea that originally had glass in it. After I broke the glass in a move, I decided that would be the perfect frame for my cork board. I started in a corner and hot glued them all together from there. If I was to do it again, I would probably put a backing on the frame and glue them to that as well as the edges. I noticed that the corks started to bow a bit as I got more towards the center. Not so much that I cant use it but enough that it was a bit annoying when putting more corks into the board.

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And another shot of my assistant. He was a helper when it came to trimming corks to fit in the tiny nooks. But more so, he just made cork towers.

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And the final product! Complete with a glass of wine from the last bottle needed to complete the project. Thanks Charles Schaw, for being so delicious!

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~ by jmnphotography on February 20, 2010.

One Response to “Being Arty”

  1. Hi Jess! This made me think of you! If you have any leftover corks and hot glue…http://www.craftynest.com/2010/03/wine-cork-bath-mat/

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