Monday, August 25, 2008

Mixed Media Monday - Repurpose/Recycle

Well, over at Mixed Media Monday I'm "it" again as hostess - I love having so many guest hostesses - but it's nice to have an occasional turn as well :-) I chose "repurpose/recycle" as so many of us like to alter things. Then I was left wondering what to do. I have a house full of things "to alter some day", but nothing inspired to me. In the end, I was flipping through Issue 18 of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine and saw the spoons that were altered using alcohol inks, and that is what inspired me. Of course I had to be different, so I gave the spoon a face, a crown, wings and some beads. If I can think of a way to hang her, she'll hang by my desk - I was going to use magnets, but my son reminded me of the close proximity of the computer.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Mixed Media Monday - Numbers

Numbers is the theme chosen by the wonderful Heather, as our challenge on Mixed Media Monday this week. What a great theme - my mind was buzzing with all sorts of ideas about what I wanted to do for this one. I knew that I needed to go with a vintage feel again, after a couple of bright weeks. I cut the house out of chipboard, and covered it with papers and distressed it. I added a Collections chipboard frame with different things in the "windows", a rusted owl and star etc., to complete the "bird house". Lots of fun - thanks for such a fun theme, Heather!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Mixed Media Monday - Fashion

We have a wonderful new guest host on Mixed Media Monday this week - Debbi, another Aussie! Debbi has chosen "fashion" as her challenge to us. In the latest Somerset Studio mag. there is a spread that keeps catching my eye - it's one that uses a colour pallet of aqua, tangerine, berry and black. I simply had to give that colour pallet a try, so I chose the fashion challenge as my opportunity. The piece is done on a canvas board that is approximately 5 x 7 inches, or 12.5 x 18 cm. The background is done in acrylic paints, the word "chic" is done with water soluble crayons and the swirls are rubons. It was a fun challenge, thanks, Debbi!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Mixed Media Monday - Trinchies

This week over at Mixed Media Monday we have yet another new and talented guest host! This time it is Joan from Italy, and Joan is introducing us to "trinchies". These little pieces of art are 3 x 3 inch squares. Along similar lines to inchies (1 x 1 inch) and twinchies (2 x 2 inch). I found the trinchie a fun size to work on - they have a similar area as an ATC, but being square, they are also a little bit different. The piece I made is done on a Color Mist on deli paper background, which was overstamped with a swirl stamp in gesso. The image was a computer generated grey scale image, that I coloured with water colour crayons. Then there are some computer generated words and some yummy German Scrap pieces to finish the piece off. Thanks for a fun challenge, Joan.