Monday, November 30, 2009

Mixed Media Monday - Bedtime Stories

This week on Mixed Media Monday the wonderful Beth is back with "bedtime stories" as a prompt for us all. I'm not entirely sure that Peter Pan is a "bedtime" story, but I so wanted to do a Tinkerbell piece for my first grandchild who is due in the new year :-) This is a 6x12 inch or 15x30 cm canvas and I painted the background with acrylic paint. I have then overlaid pieces of torn tissue paper with gold stars on it. I used a computer generated Tinkerbell image. The star is chipboard, painted gold and the word is from a ticket with the work printed on it.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Mixed Media Monday - Playing Cards

It has been absolutely months since I did any paper craft, but this week was the perfect opportunity. Over at Mixed Media Monday the wonderful Anni has given us the challenge prompt of "playing cards". so what better excuse to search out one of my over sized playing cards. The card was distressed with gesso and distress inks. I used a computer generated image and words that I distressed with inks. The piece was then finished off with various pieces of gold German scrap. Thanks for the fun, Anni!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Mixed Media Monday - I am Woman

This week I've chosen the theme "I am woman" as the callenge on Mixed Media Monday. Another chance to play with fabric, grin! This is done on a stretched canvas measuring approx. 8x10 inches or 20x25 cms, which was painted with acrylic paint. The next green layer is stitch and tear which was painted with acrylic paint and then over stamped with acrylic paint. The next layer is calico which was dry brushed and over stamped with a foam stamp. The image of the lady is an image transfer onto the calico fabric and frame around her was done with lutradur which was painted with acrylic ink and overstamped with a text stamp. The little button was made with painted "crash" material (I love this stuff) with a flower bead added. The other thing I used for the first time and love is mulberry bark which I painted and tortured - it's green piece behind the lady. Some painted lace and butterfly lace motifs finished it off. I had such fun experimenting.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Mixed Media Monday - Fashion

With the Spring horse racing festival in full swing, and the Melbourne Cup last week, the talk in the media was all about fashion. That is why I chose "fashion" as the challenge prompt on Mixed Media Monday for this week. As I was pondering what I would do for the challenge, my mind turned back to 1965, and the fuss surrounding Jean Shrimpton, and what she wore to Flemington on Derby Day. It was a mini skirt - but even worse than that, Jean didn't wear any stockings, or hat and gloves! It made quite a headline back then. It's funny to look back on now, considering what some ladies wear these days. My piece is done on a canvas board 20.3 x 25 cm or 8 x 20 inches. I have used lots of collage elements and computer generated images (including Jean and a couple of other ladies present that day), along with gesso, oil pastels, rubons, a ticket and rose stickers which are meant to represent the beautiful rose gardens at Flemington.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Mixed Media Monday - Opposites Attract

I chose a very open theme for Mixed Media Monday this week - opposites attract. I was thinking along the lines of black and white, but in the end opted for vintage creams and sepia with a splash of red for contrast. The piece is done on a canvas board 12.7 x 17.8 cm or 5 x 7 inches. The background is made up of vintage papers and music sheet, and other collage elements, and then distressed with gesso and distress inks. Then I added lots of vintage laces, and the woman was printed onto a fabric sheet. Some tiny, tiny buttons and a flower motif were the finishing touches and the contrast needed for this challenge.