Sunday, June 28, 2009

Mixed Media Monday - Playful Dolls

What fun I've had this week, with Diana's challenge on Mixed Media Monday - "playful dolls". I have been admiring the art dolls I have seen in books and around the place that have been altered to look like porcelain dolls. This was my perfect opportunity to have a play! I pulled all of the hair out of a plastic doll (drastic, I know) and re-painted the head and arms and glazed them to make them look like porcelain. The bodies of the dolls I admired were made with wooden bobbins but I had to improvise so I made my body with a cardboard tube wrapped with wadding to give it some shape. The base was made using a child's board book, covered with paper and braid. Then I had fun with the clothing, using lace, silk, hand painted lace, cheesecloth dyed with coffee, etc. I gave her lovely little feather wings which were distressed to add to the vintage look. She stands about 10 inches tall - and now I think she needs a little friend or two.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Mixed Media Monday - Tell Me a Story

I'm hosting the challenge on Mixed Media Monday again this week, I need more volunteers before everyone gets thoroughly sick of me, grin! I chose the theme of "tell me a story" as the challenge and then created this canvas as an example. Maybe I should do it the other way around in future because I don't think this piece really tells a story, Instead makes some rather soap opera type suggestions and leaves it up to everyone's imagination. It was fun to do anyway! The canvas is 8 x 10 inches or 20 x 25 cms and is done with acrylics, tissue paper for texture, found text (from magazines) and images printed from my computer. I've also used foam stamps, stencils and sequin waste.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Mixed Media Monday - Numbers

This week on Mixed Media Monday Patty is back with the challenge prompt "numbers". I had a total disaster with my first piece for this theme, so I ended up with a quick little collage. The piece is done on a 4 x 4 inch (10 x 10 cm) canvas board.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Mixed Media Monday - Lace

This week on Mixed Media Monday Anni is challenging us with the prompt "lace". Well, that was all the excuse I needed to make my first art quilt, and of course, it had to be heavily encrusted with luscious laces and lace motifs. The image of the woman is an image transfer onto fabric. The quilt is approx. 20 x 25 cm or 8 x 10 inches. I now have to find something to hang it on. Thanks for the fun challenge, Anni!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Mixed Media Monday - Layers

It's my turn to host a challenge on Mixed Media Monday again, and I have to admit to being a little self indulgent in chosing "layers" as the challenge. At the moment I'm really enjoying painting using lots of layers and this painting is no exception. I've used lots of paint glazes, tissue paper, modelling paste, paper doily, printed images etc. to create this 20x25 cm or 8x10 in canvas.