Sunday, July 5, 2009

Mixed Media Monday - Beads

I'm hosting the challenge over at Mixed Media Monday this week, and I've chosen "beads" as the challenge prompt. It was the ideal opportunity to use one of the gorgeous Nicho's that my son gave me for my birthday. Since it's a fan shape I opted for an oriental theme. I coloured the nicho with alcohol inks and gold acrylic paint. I also got into my stash of lovely beads and oriental charms. The piece is finished off with some Japanese yuzen paper, a computer generated image and a coin in the niche.

22 comments:

Chris in Oz said...

OMG, Diane, this is absolutely gorgeous.

Hugz......

Dorthe said...

Wow Diane it is wonderfull, -you made a fantastic job.
Dorthe

Kaz said...

WOW this is awesome Diane, really love it.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Your fan is stunning...what a gorgeous art piece. Love your bead embellishing!

Sonia E. said...

This is gorgeous! I know you mentioned your son got you the nicho, but where was he able to find this shape?

Diana Evans said...

oh wow!!! you are amazing Diane!!!

Char said...

Your Niche is stunning. The beads are perfect. Love this.

hastingshall2 said...

This beautiful Nicho (I had to look that up) is just fantastic. I love the asian theme. Gorgeous inspiration for us.
Faye

Nicola said...

Wow!!! This is beautiful!! Very different and I LOVE the colours!!!

Ozstuff said...

Amazing work, Diane. Superb. Thanks for the inspiration.

REDLAN said...

I love the fan! The color, the arts plus the beads of char,. It's perfect Diane!

Sandy said...

Wow this is absolutely wondeful.
Fantastic idea. Love them.

herminesplace said...

Absolutely gorgeous.

bleu said...

What a wonderful example for the challenge. Love the fan and the inks!

Nan said...

Wonderful piece to inspire us. Love the fan shape!

Anni's Art said...

Wonderful challenge Diane, your fan is fantastic love everthing about it, wonderful breads.

Rosie said...

It's a really stunning piece of art Diane! I wondered whether it was metal or chipboard when I saw it this morning - just gorgeous!

Martina2801 said...

Excellent work, Diane.
Brilliant idea.

peggy gatto said...

This is quite amazing, fabulous idea!!!!!
Thanks for coming by!

Murphangel said...

Wonderful inspiration for all your followers. I love your artwork which is so beautiful and creative.

Meikoningin said...

Lovely inspiring piece ! There are so many pretty things on your blog, wow :D

Yvonne said...

very beautiful.