Monday, August 30, 2010

Mixed Media Monday Challenge

This week at Mixed Media Monday, the challenge is to use cool colors in your art.  I made these 5X5 mixed media collages on canvas this weekend. I could not decide which one to select, so I have posted both.

They both use a combination of many different papers. Believe is composed of several layers of bleeding tissue paper I made -with a piece of painted deli paper. Mosaic pieces, feathers, stamps, ribbon, buttons, sea glass are some of the embellishments. I have decorated the sides of the canvases also - sometimes with a corresponding stamp, pieces of paper, buttons, they vary.  Hope you enjoy. Your comments are appreciated.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Tag Tuesday Challenge - Scrapbook!

Louise has a great challenge this week over at her blog.  Create a tag that tells a story - that could be part of a family scrapbook. FUN!  I used a copy of an old photo from my paternal grandmothers side of the family, The Brennans!  It is taken somewhere around 1920-1930. They are on a boat - I pictured them off on some great cruise. It is taken in New York.  I added a postcard paper as the backing, added an old stamp, old button and a piece of an old hanky! I happened to have the ribbon with the word journey on it -perfect. I distressed the perimeter of the tag with T.H.'s distress tool and sponged it lightly with tea dye ink. Enjoy. Thank you for your comments!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Mixed Media Monday

This weeks challenge on Mixed Media Monday is to Embellish your art work. Well.....that is easy. That is my favorite part!   Here is my piece.

This is prepared on a 5X7 canvas. I chose around 5 handmade papers to glue on - purposely having them go off the canvas. Then I glued the definition of Peace from an old dictionary. I added the bamboo sticks tied in twine and the gold threads under the sea glass. I tea stained a tag and stamped two stamps on it - you cannot see the tumbled glass french script under the statue. The script is from Paperbag Studios and the statue is from Oxford Impressions. I outlined it in gold and added the button and the other 2 buttons. Glued a small piece from a sheet of music. 

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Gingersnap Creations Challenge

They have a current challenge at Gingersnap Creations blog to use paint in your art.  I have recently started using more paint in my collages. Here are 2 pieces that I put on 6X6 canvases.
I painted the canvases with Titan Buff. Then I used gel medium to glue down a wonderful white Unryu paper with gold threads. For both of them, I used a piece of my painted deli papers that were stamped with flourishes and had pieces of paper already glued to them. Then I embellished them with stamped images of birds. The stamps are from Paperbag Studios and Invoke Arts. I glued the top one directly on the canvas. The bottom one I glued to a piece of bazzili paper and outlined in bronze leaf pen. I added buttons and lace.
They are pretty wall hangings. Click on the pictures to enlarge them.

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