This challenge was to work on a different shaped piece, something that you find pleasing and/or challenging. I love round shapes, but also tend to find them challenging. For Christmas my daughter gave me some Ice resin that I have been keen to try, so that is what I used over my tiny collages in this jewellery piece. The piece isn’t as huge as it looks, the bust is only small 🙂 I must admit I love the Ice, and can’t wait to play with it some more!
02 Jan 2011 8 Comments
This month my challenge on Mixed Media Monday – Monthly is to create a piece of art on a size outside your comfort zone. This is by far the largest collage painting I’ve ever done. It is done on a stretched canvas 100 x 75 cms or 40 x 30 inches, which seemed huge to me. It is mainly done in acrylics with computer generated collage images, and with lots of things for texture, including molding paste, tissue paper, mediums and a gauze over the image of the baby. This was a huge undertaking for me, it took the entire month of December, with me doing at least something on it each day, apart from a few days off over Christmas. I’m not sure how many canvases of this size I’d want to do, but it was certainly a challenge.
05 Dec 2010 11 Comments
I can’t believe that even with a whole month to create, I didn’t get my piece finished for November 😦 For the “tis the season” challenge I decided to create a little angel to sit on top of my Christmas tree. I have chosen brightly coloured decorations for my tree this year so I tried to make the angel to match. I started with a little plastic doll, which I painted to resemble a vintage bisque doll.(I just noticed that in the photo her cheeks look really uneven – must have been to do with the light.) I created the underskirt with cardstock and a paper doily that I painted with gold acrylic paint. The fabric for the dress and bonnet was painted with acrylic paints and I used some foam stamps to create the pattern. The final touches were simply some ribbon, a flower and her perfect little feathery wings. All in all she stands just over 5 inches or 13 cms tall.
25 Oct 2010 6 Comments
What a time I have had trying to complete this challenge. For some reason my muse doesn’t seem to be around. I wonder if I’ve buried her amongst all the stuff in my new studio (ex DD’s bedroom)? I have started and restarted my piece and nothing seemed t0 please me. I have done lots of shrines and niches and I even have a nicho that I could have altered – but that seemed to simple! Finally I have completed something – and just in the nick of time!
My piece is made from a tiny mint tin which is about 3×1.5 inches or 7.5×4 cms approx. I painted the tin with Lumiere paint and lined it with a matching paper. I used one of my gorgeous little vintage bisque dolls, some German scrap pieces and a few other little baubles to eomplete the piece.
I had trouble getting a decent photo of it, but you get the idea 🙂