Monday, March 30, 2009

Mixed Media Monday - Come Fly With Me!

I'm not altogether happy with this painting, but I don't have time to do something else for Mixed Media Monday this week, so this is it. It is painted on a 5x7 in or 12.7x17.8 cm canvas board, using acrylics and stencils, rubber stamps etc. The birds were added using a gel medium image transfer. It's the first time I've tried this on canvas, and it worked perfectly :-)

Monday, March 23, 2009

Mixed Media Monday - Oriental

This week over at Mixed Media Monday, the very talented Rosie returns with another challenge for us - Oriental. I opted for some ATC's this week, because life in my house has been a bit hectic. Don't you hate it when life gets in the way of art? It was also a great opportunity to use some of my absolutely beautiful Yuzen papers. Both of these ATC's will be available for trade on our Mixed Media Monday Yahoo group.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Mixed Media Monda - Spring Colours

The wonderful Barbara is issuing her first challenge to us this week on Mixed Media Monday.
She has chosen "spring colours" as her theme - what fun. This is a water colour painting I did - hand drawn except for the background which is a rubber stamp coloured with water colours. The first photo shows it in the frame, and the second scan is to show the painting better, as it's hard to photograph things in the frame with glass. Thanks, Barbara - I enjoyed working with a "springy" theme, although we're enjoying a beautiful autumn here is Aus.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Mixed Media Monday - The Written Word

It's my turn to host the challenge on Mixed Media Monday and I chose "the written word" as the prompt. I was so inspired by all the "time" pieces during the last challenge. A few people had "the time is now" type submissions, and thinking about that was what inspired this piece. I think Dr. Seuss summed it up perfectly with this rhyme "How did it get so late so soon? It's night before it's afternoon. December is here before it's June. My goodness how the time has flewn! How did it get so late so soon?" I must admit I've been feeling that a lot lately, time is just flying by, with never enough time available to do everything I'd like to. So, I made this journal page based on that. The background is done with acrylic paints.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Mixed Media Monday - Time

The very talented Heather is our guest host on Mixed Media Monday this week, and she has chosen a wonderful theme - "time"! This gave me the perfect opportunity to alter a clock. I've been wanting to do this ever since seeing the clock in Kelly Rae Roberts book, Taking Flight! The first photo shows the clock, and the second one is a scan of the painting, so you can see that a little clearer (the clock was difficult to photograph because of the glass). The painting was done in water colours on water colour paper - but I have added some acrylic paint and inks and stamps to the background. I was very worried that the clock wouldn't work after I took it apart, but so far, so good!