Monday, February 22, 2010

Mixed Media Monday - Giggles/Laughter

This week on Mixed Media Monday Kristin has given us the challenge prompt of giggles/laughter. As soon as I saw this little girl in some junk mail I knew she would be perfect for the challenge! The piece is done on a canvas panel 12.7 x 17.8 cms or 5 x 7 ins. Basically it is lots of collage elements, gesso and oil pastels with a few embellishments to finish it off.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Mixed Media Monday - Mardi Gras

When I knew Cindy had chosen the theme "Mardi Gras" for this week's challenge on Mixed Media Monday I bought a Tibetan silver mask charm. Then I had the dilemna of what to do with it. I thought originally I'd make a piece of jewellery with it, but then went off the idea. Instead I decided to have a bit of fun with a peg doll - I used to spend hours as a child playing with my peg dolls. So she is simply made from a wooden dolly peg and one of the stands you can get for them now. Her legs and stand were painted with acrylic paint and her dress is made from muslin that I painted with acrylic paints and inks. I painted some butterfly lace motifs for her wings and added some feathers to her mask and voila - my mardi gras fairly. Haven't come up with name for her yet - any ideas?

Monday, February 8, 2010

Mixed Media Monday - Romance

This week on Mixed Media Monday Cindy is issuing a challenge of "romance" in honour of Valentine's Day. It just so happened that I was working on a little workshop I'm taking and my first piece was heart shaped with a lock and key (the key to my heart) - perfect. I followed fairly close to the piece made in the workshop for my first time - there will time to play and be experimental after I learn the basics. The heart is made from a resin clay - a new medium for me, and I really loved working with it. If you're interested in learning about the workshop, click here. I wanted to make some art jewellery this year, and this has been a fun way to begin.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Mixed Media Monday - What was she thinking?

I chose the theme "what was she/he thinking" for the challenge prompt on Mixed Media Monday this week to see what all the clever participants could come up with. My piece is done on a 5x7 inch or 12.7x17.8 cm canvas board. I used pieces of vintage papers, some computer generated images and a few other collage elements to make the collage, was then covered in wax. I love the way was mellows everything beneath it.