Amy Ruppel

Amy Ruppel's art on canvas

I am so drawn to the whimsical art of Amy Ruppel. She puts together her art with paper, wood and resin; she calls them assemblages.

Amy Ruppel's art on canvas

She explains her art: “hand-cut birds and striped ovals of paper lie between layers of a beeswax and resin mixture (encaustic method). I then sometimes draw back into the topmost layer of clear beeswax with a sharp tool, filling the lines with oil paints and oil pastels. A propane torch is used to fuse it all together, and make the surface smooth. The striped ovals are derived from my photographs: the images are manipulated in Photoshop into colorful fields of stripes (my secret!), then inkjet printed onto acid-free paper. The birds are drawn in Illustrator, printed and cut in the same manner.”

But what I love best are the stationery line that Vigo Cards carry.

I would love these as a canvas print!

Amy Ruppel takes on commissioned work too so I might be able to work something out!

16 May 2007



The Woman behind the Blog

Welcome to my blog! It’s such a pleasure having you here.

What are you inspired by? I am inspired by beautiful and bright interiors, fabric, furniture, pinks, yellows, greens, chairs, china, trees, chocolate, peonies, hydrangeas, cherry blossoms, roses and rhubarb with cream.

Friends and family call me drey (pronounced 'dree'... short for Audrey) and I can often be found zipping through op-shops and vintage stores in the Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia.

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