Monday, July 26, 2010

Mixed Media Monday - A few of my favourite things

I often joke that I'm an "art tart" because I love some many different mediums, techniques and styles, so it wasn't difficult to find a few favourite things for this week's challenge. I chose a stretched canvas, vintage papers, texture, tissue paper, a chipboard house and key and water soluble oil pastels as my favourites for this piece. The texture was achieved by spreading texture paste over the canvas, so that everything on top had some texture. I rubber stamped on the tissue paper so that it had a pattern but still let the texture shine through. The piece is 25x20 cm or 10x8 in.

18 comments:

Kristin said...

I love this Diane! I love the colors, the house with the number on top, your trees and all that texture. It's just beautiful, Kristin xo

Gillian said...

Lol @ art tart ... beautiful textures to this canvas Diane, I love all the fav things that you have used to create this piece x

Cindy Adkins said...

I love it, Diane!!! And I also love working with tissue paper...it's so awesome...and it gives your piece such texture!! I love how you put an address too!!!!
HUGS,
Cindy
xxox

Diana Evans said...

oh wow!!! I think this is one of my all time favorites!!! beautiful work!!!

Zuzu's Blog said...

Beautiful example this week Diane...
Oh and incidentally.. it also fits theAlter It Monthly theme for July .. still time to enter and have a chance of winning a nice gift voucher :)

Nan said...

Love all the textures and techniques you used. This is wonderful. I am overwhelmed by what favorite things to use! Art supplies..life in general...You gave us quite a challenge this week! Hope I can live up to it :)

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Very nice...great canvas. Beautifully created.

tammy said...

love all the texture in this piece. great job!

johanna said...

fantastic! the texture is adorable!

Silvia said...

How fantastic, love the texture. The heart is a wonderful eye catcher.

Rosie said...

Diane, this is brilliant! I love all the texture, and the colours that those oil pastels produce reminds me of the Neocolours - really strong and vibrant... What brand are they? I want to see if I can get them (or something similar), over here in the UK! xx

Fabric Art said...

Diane beautiful painting, love all the different layers they makes a wonderful texture, your house on the top oh I what to live there.
Anni

Faye said...

Diane, I love your art. The background is just fabulous. I could have used a house too because I love where I live. The colors is this canvas are so beautiful.

joanna said...

Beautiful painting Diane! such happy colours! I love all the textures.
xoxo

Cheryl said...

Great piece of art you art tart! lol

jenny said...

Just beautiful Diane, love all that texture and the different mediums you have used...
Jenny

Hermine said...

Its gorgeous, love the texture

Janny said...

Great, love the colours!