- by Milissa DeFusco of DeFusco Design
A collection of wooden pieces to please and inspire.
1. Mermaid Kisses
My inspiration came from many days with my family by the shoreline smelling the oceans scent. I used twine, recycled fabrics, shells and fibers to create this under the sea beauty. For a old world feeling, I ripped papers, burned edges and used a distressing technique to enhance the depth of this mixed media collage.
2. Miss Read
Miss Read was a gift from a friend to her sister. She asked me if I could create something for her that would be personal to her hobbies. She is an avid reader and a bird watcher. I went to work fast looking for the perfect image of a bird or birds nest. I used original vintage sheet music, branches, buttons and natural Spanish moss. I embellished the collage with a set of 3 brads to mimic eggs in the nest waiting to hatch. Once again a distressing technique was used to get a vintage feeling.
3. Magical Journey
Magical Journey is one of my favorites. She has that whimsical aurora that brings back memories of my childhood which I hold dear. This time I incorporated vintage laces, crocheted dollies which were cut and torn as well as velvet and silk recycled fabrics. The designer scrapbook paper was the start of the color scheme I cared out along with the heart I embossed to accent the frame. A true design that sits in my heart.
We hope you have enjoyed these pieces by Milissa!
Milissa is an Interior Designer and an Artist who enjoys working with
crafts, mixed media techniques and altering re-purposed goods. She is a
member of Creating the Crafty Life. She has two children who she adores
and a husband of 11 years who supports and encourages her need to
create. She says, "When I am designing, I am in my own element which allows me to
conquer any task at hand".
As she tell us, "I have a love for antiques, angles,
vintage furniture and clothing as well as collecting wicker baskets and
vintage china. I enjoy reading both novels and magazines, visiting
museums and antique shopping. I have a loving family and a wide range
of close friends, both in which I cherish daily. In closing, I feel the
presence of those loved ones who are now flying above us guiding me
daily with their strength. Thank you for viewing my blog. I wish you all
an inspired day!!!"