Monday, June 21, 2010

Mixed Media Monday - Something Old

It's my turn to host a challenge again on Mixed Media Monday, and since it's my birthday today, I have chosen "something old" as the challenge :-) For this piece I used the back of a stretched canvas and glued some canvas around the sides to cover the staples etc., to make a neater surface to work on. After I painted the canvas with acrylic paint I added some gold star tissue paper with encaustic medium. I love how the wax made the tissue transparent - much more so than gel medium. I used a Victorian scrap butterfly for the wings and the stars and bird are chipboard painted with gold metallic paint. The something old is the adorable little bisque doll - she was dug up from the ruins of a doll factory in Germany, and is over 100 years old. I was amazed when I was going through my doll stash to find her - she looks just like my gorgeous little granddaughter, Lucy! So I think this piece will be going to hang on Lucy's wall.

16 comments:

indybev said...

What a great addition for your granddaughter's wall! This is beautiful! Happy Birthday!

Diana Evans said...

Happy Birthday Diane!!! hope you have the greatest time ever!!!! this piece is gorgeous just like you!!!

Cindy said...

Happy Birthday Diane! I know that this will look perfect in little Lucy's room--it's precious!!!

I hope that you will come over to my site and enjoy the "on-line birthday party" I planned just for you...
Hugs,
Cindy

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http://recoveryartist.com/artistic_ramblings_7.html

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Fabulous art creation, Diane. Love your Bisque doll. What a wonderfully beautiful piece. Excellent presentation for your terrific theme. Hugs,Gayle.

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LiveArt said...

Happy birthday Diane :)your artpice is wonderful!! LOVE the doll, Lucy is sooo lucky to get such a treasure for her room!!

Hugs,
Linda

johanna said...

have a great birthday, diane!! lucy will be very happy with this wonderful piece!

Rein said...

Happy birthday!

What a fabulous creation!

Rosie said...

I love what you do with your dolls Diane... they take on a life of their own! Bravo! And Happy Birthday!

Rosie said...

Wow, this is fantastic
Happy Birthday

Rosie

Dorthe said...

Hi sweet Diane, and big congratulations on your birthday(mine is this thursday).
Love your wonderfull piece, it is so sweet, and the most lovely thing to place in your granddaughters room.
Love and hugs,Dorthe

Fabric Art said...

Happy Birthday Diane- oh this wonderful piece is perfect for Lucy's room, I'm sure she will appreciate it when she gets older.
Anni

Faye said...

How adorable the doll is! Your canvas is gorgeous with its beautiful dark blue and stars. Thanks for the lovely inspiration piece.

Kristin said...

BIrthday Girl!!! I hope you had a wonderful day and that your grandbaby loves this as much as I do! You really are a star - Kristin xo

joanna said...

Happy Happy Birthday Diane:)) I love what you've been doing with your dolls!! just beautiful!
xoxo

Lorraine said...

Happy belated birthday..hope you had a great time..like your frame