Monday, March 22, 2010

Mixed Media Monday = Vintage Children

This week over on Mixed Media Monday Cindy is guest hosting again. Her challenge theme is "vintage children". I chose one of my favourite vintage children images and worked from there. I used an old photo frame, removed the glass and filled out the inner sides a bit so it is more like a shallow shadow box. I covered the backing with some fabric and vintage laces etc. The flower in the corner of the image is one that I crocheted myself for this piece. The embellishments are some vintage buttons, a gorgeous old and rusted vintage key and a beautiful bisque doll that is around 100 years old, dug out from a bombed doll factory in Thuringia, Germany. (You'll probably see a few more of these appearing in my art once the lot I won on Ebay arrives, grin!) The piece measures around 20x15 cm or approx. 8x6 in.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Mixed Media Monday - Party Animals

Kris is guest hosting on Mixed Media Monday again - I so love having all of these wonderful guests to keep MMM so interesting and vibrant! Kris has chosen the challenge prompt of "party animals" - I can see this is going to be a fun week. My piece is done on a canvas board again, 12.7 x 17.8 cm or 5x7 in. The background is done with acrylic paints and the rest is basically computer generated images and letters, some brads for embellishment and some charcoal pencil to finish it off. I always love the opportunity for a little nonesense :-)

Monday, March 8, 2010

Mixed Media Monday - It's Not All Black and White

I always love the striking effects of simply black and white - and I also love it with a touch of colour. So that's what I chose as the challenge for Mixed Media Monday this week. My piece is done on a 12.7 x 17.8 cm or 5x7 in canvas board which was covered with vintage papers and sheet music which was then dry brushed with gesso to give it an even more aged appearance. The little cardboard frame was coated with modelling paste and texturised, then painted with off white and white paints. It was all finished off with a computer generated image (don't you love that bow?) some rubons, card stock and a group of ribbon roses. Once again, it's not photographed terribly straight - I need to try to get better at that!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Mixed Media Monday - Enchanted

This week at Mixed Media Monday we have yet another new guest host - Lori! All of the guests hosts help to make MMM such a fun place to play. Lori gave us the challenge prompt of "enchanted". Firstly, I must say I'm sorry my piece is so crooked in the pic - but you'll get the idea. It seems like ages since I've done a painting, so I anxious to do one this week. My piece is done on a stretched canvas 8x12 in or 20.3x25.4 cm and painted with Golden fluid acrylic paints with the addition of tissue paper, some computer generated images and some Victorian scrap butterflies. The dangling butterfly is made from some el cheapo jewellery that I purchased from Ebay. It was all silvery and glitzy, so I gave it an aged appearance with some paints.