Monday, August 30, 2010

Mixed Media Monday - Cool It Down

After I chose this challenge for Mixed Media Monday I wondered why. Cool colours are not something I work with easily - I tend to gravitate to warm colours much more in my art. Then I remembered this gorgeous blue bottle that my daughter commandeered from her boyfriend for me. I think it had chilli wine in it. So the idea for an art doll developed. I used a silvery blue fabric paper (I'm not sure what it is called), some laces, a pair of feathery wings, an old plastic doll's head and a few other bits and pieces to create her.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Mixed Media Monday - Seeing Red

It was great having the luxury of Beth hosting over at Mixed Media Monday this week - it took the pressure off me having to produce a sample piece :-) So I took advantage of the opportunity and did a journal page about becoming an empty nester this week. My three children are all depicted by the birds flying the nest - but I do actually know where they've gone, LOL! This was done in a water colour journal using mainly water colour paints and Pitt brush markers.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Mixed Media Monday - Embellish It

I have to admit to a little self indulgence when I chose the theme for this week's Mixed Media Monday challenge. I wanted an opportunity to use some of the beautiful laces painted by my daughter Danni - they are just so beautiful. My piece is worked on a sweet little 15x15 cm or 6x6 in canvas with different fabrics and silks. The image is an image transfer onto fabric and it looks better in real life - it didn't photograph all that well. Then of course the gorgeous laces give it a rich, delicious finishing touch - well, actually, they are what makes the piece! The good news is that Danni has given me some of the dyes - so I'm going to have a go at dyeing some myself one day soon :-)

Monday, August 9, 2010

Mixed Media Monday - Memories

This week I chose "memories" for the challenge on Mixed Media Monday and I had the song from Cats in the back of my mind. When I googled the lyrics to use in my collage, I was suprised to see that the song is called "Memory", when I always thought it was "Memories"! Oops! Oh well. My collage consists of computer generated images of the moon and Grizabella as well as the lyrics and sheet music of the song. I used lots of tissue paper for texture and the colouring was done with water soluble crayons (without the use of water).

Monday, August 2, 2010

Mixed Media Monday - Past Loves

This week on Mixed Media Monday I have chosen the theme "past loves" to give everyone the chance to revisit something they have enjoyed doing in the past. I only use stamps in my art for backgrounds etc., these days, but I used to love to stamp, especially in an Oriental style. So that's what I did for this challenge. I really love the lush Yuzen papers and all the gorgeous embellishments, so I covered the box with the paper and added LOTS of embellishments. It was nice to revisit these - but I won't be staying long :-) Sorry my photos aren't very straight.