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.

17 comments:

indybev said...

What a beautiful example you've given us, Diane! This is soft and feminine and lovely.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Beautiful art! Love the variety of laces you have embellished with...really lovely.

indybev said...

I had a little photo-fun with this challenge....certainly far afield from the beautiful example we were given!

http://indybev.blogspot.com/2009/11/mixed-media-monday-opposites-attract.html

Lottie said...

Gorgeous - I must have a go at this

Willy said...

Wonderful piece, Diane. All those laces are great. Fantastic theme!

Diana Evans said...

wow Diane!!! so many details...wonderful work and great challenge!!!

Kelly said...

beautiful collage!

Amy said...

everything came together wonderfully..love the diff. vintage color's with the red button

Dorthe said...

Diane. it is more than beautifull, I so love the romantic feel,in this, and to finish with the red contrast, so great.I mean romantick and red belongs in another way together, even it is contrasting in color.
Hugs Dorthe

Hermine said...

Very romantic

Yvonne said...

Gorgeous art, Diane@

Anni's Art said...

Wonderful example Diane, love everything about it.

AliMayes said...

I love all the different textures in this Diane; it's so pretty.

Glenda-TwoCoolTexans said...

Oh, this piece is soo pretty.

*jean* said...

lovely!!!

Kristin said...

Hi Diane! I think that this is my favorite piece of yours thusfar. It is so very beautiful and etherial - perfect work! Kristin :)

Barbara Hagerty said...

This is gorgeous, Diane! So beautifully feminine and lovely! I love the theme!