Mixed Media Monday – Shape Up

I’m a little sad that this will be my last challenge for Mixed Media Monday, but we had a good run, and made lots of new friends and had lots of inspiration along the way.

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!


Mixed Media Monday – Size Matters

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.

Mixed Media Monday – Tis the Season

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.

Mixed Media Monday – Shrines

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 🙂

Welcome –

to my new blog. I have decided to start a new, fresh blog in line with Mixed Media Monday going monthly, so here I am 🙂  Some of my past art can be found in the galleries (a work in progress).  Thanks for visiting!