Monday, May 24, 2010

Mixed Media Monday - Marie Antoinette



This week on Mixed Media Monday the wonderful Rosie is guest hosting again and has issued a lovely challenge - Marie Antoinette. I wasn't sure which way I wanted to go with this challenge, but as I looked at images of her, I decided I wanted to work in fabric. I had a gorgeous old cigar box that I wanted to alter, so this was my golden opportunity. I used some big wooden beads that I've had in my stash for more then 20 years (yes I never thrown anything out - and this is why) so I attached them to the box and then painted it all blue. I printed the image on fabric and layered it with fabric, silks and laces. The whole thing was finished off with some beaded fringing, braid and an antique style butterfly brooch!

20 comments:

Kelly said...

this is beautiful! great art!

Cindy said...

Oh my gosh, Diane, this is positively exquisite! I love the butterfly--it looks so beautiful on there!
Hugs,
Cindy

joanna said...

Just beautiful Diane!
xoxo

Lori Saul said...

Oh wow- this is so gorgeous and creative- has the lush look and opulent effect of that period! Wonderful work!

indybev said...

Ah, Marie never had it so good! This is just beautiful. Lovely work!

Amy said...

wow..what a treasure for sure..your box is really grand..so many diff. things to look at. The butterfly is so rich!

Fabric Art said...

Diane your altered cigar box is gorgeous, love the lace and everything on it.
Anni

Rosie said...

This is wonderful Dian - both subtle and over the top at the same time - I love all the lace trim and those bead feet are fab! Thanks for letting me Guest Host again!! 'o)

johanna said...

the colors of the photo match the background fabric so beautifully! exquisite piece!

Sandy said...

Oh wow this is unbelievable.
Stunning art. Love it.

Kathy said...

Love your gorgeous mixed media take on this theme!

Kristin said...

WOW oh wow! Beautiful box and yes, those beads were worth the years of saving - they make the perfect touch! I love all the blues too, Kristin xo

Taluula said...

Absolutely superb artwork.

Diana Evans said...

oh la la!!! wonderful work Diane!!! I love seeing what you come up with each week!!!

Rosie said...

fantastic work

ALTERED ARTIFACTS said...

What a treasure! and a place to keep them too! ...lovely job!
Inka

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My name is Toni said...

Diane... this is gorgeous, I have never printed on fabric before... How wonderfully unique... ;)

Michelle said...

Gorgeous box! I wish I could touch it. The fabric gives the box such a soft look.

Bumbershoot Designs and Supplies said...

Rich and luscious! C'est bien! ~Sharon