Monday, May 25, 2009

Mixed Media Monda - Feathered Friends

A new Monday, a new challenge on Mixed Media Monday :-) This week Gillian is our guest host and she has chosen "feathered friends" as her challenge to us. This piece is done on a stretched canvas 13x19 cms, or 5x7 inches. The houses and bird are Collections chipboard covered with vintage book pages and further distressed with Distress Ink and have lots of different little elements added. The background is painted in acrylic paints - this part was fun, trying to get a faded and aged appearence. What fun challenge - thanks Gillian!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Mixed Media Monday - Altered People

Rachel's first challenge with us on Mixed Media Monday is "altered people". I decided to make another little art doll. This time a used a Rummy-O game piece, a paper clay face that I painted, scrapbook paper, buttons, hand charms and some German Scrap for the wings and crown. She stands about 5 inches or 12.5 cms tall. It wasn't the easiest thing to get a pic of, unfortunately. Thanks for a fun challenge, Rachel!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Mixed Media Monday - Helping Hands

This week on Mixed Media Monday Janny has issued a fun challenge - "helping hands". This is a canvas I painted for the challenge - it's 5 x 7 inches or 12.5 x 18 cms. I used tissue paper, cheese cloth and modelling paste for texture. You can see part of a sign language chart peeping through, I thought that suited the theme quite well. Unfortunately, the copper metallic paint and the copper leaf doesn't show up in the scan, but the painting has a little bit of glitz in real life. Thanks for the fun challenge, Janny!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Mixed Media Monday - Inspirational Words

This week on Mixed Media Monday, we have a new guest host, Michelle. Michelle has challenged us to use an inspriational word in our artwork. I've been doing so much acrylic work lately, I felt like a change of pace, and opted for a water colour painting. I think a lot of people associate "flight" words with their art - in that they aspire to "take flight" with their creativity. That's why I chose the word "soar" for my painting, which will hang over my desk. The piece is done on water colour paper, in water colour paints. The letters and stars are chipboard. I scanned the painting because they never photograph terribly well behind glass, and have also put up a picture to give you an idea of how it looks in the frame. The painting is approximately 13x18 cms or 5.5x7.5 inches. The frame is one I picked up in a charity shop for a couple of dollars.