Monday, December 14, 2009
Mixed Media Monday - Just Hanging Out
This week the very talented Heather is hosting on Mixed Media Monday, and her prompt is "just hanging out". Since most of my art hangs, I thought that would be nice and easy. Then I thought about how the emphasis is on "hanging" so I decided to make a wall hanging. I know my photo is a little crooked, but it does hang straight, grin! I'm still experimenting with "new to me" things and I'm having a ball. I'll explain each layer for those who are interested. The back layer is the heavy weight Fast 2 Fuse, which I painted with acrylic paints and stamped with a foam stamp and some lovely micaceous gold paint (by Artelier). Then the red layer is mulberry paper. On top of that the layer was made with Lutradur, which I painted with acrylic paint, "laced" with the heat gun and then added some gold foil. The image of the angel was printed onto Lutradur then edged with the gold paint. I love the effect of the printed Lutradur because it is a little translucent and the other layers peep through in a very subtle way. This was mounted onto a "wool paper". The hanger was made with a skewer and some wooden beads painted in the same gold paint. The swirls are chipboard painted gold. Then I just used some ribbon, a tassel and some beads (the gold ones painted) and a button to finish it off.