Posts Tagged ‘mixed media art’


Wednesday, December 5th, 2012


Finally… the second commission is done. This was so much fun. It’s got layer upon layer of love. Using gesso board I started by using crumpled tissue and then washing it with color. after I had the sky and the ground defined I added texture to the background with crackle medium, flocking material, black lava, and more. I used a brick patterned stencil for the foreground and used texture flakes on the bricks. I painted them with 2 shades of red and sponged some black in to finish them off. I used acrylic fibers for the grass and some jute for the flowers, topping them with pearl embellishments and mini beads. The houses are made from wooden shapes covered with a variety of collaging paper and topped with window dressing. I added butterflies and applied sparkle glaze over the top of them and then used mini Scrabble tiles to complete the painting.

I had great fun with this and hope that the recipient enjoys it for years to come.

Mind Mudslide

Friday, November 16th, 2012


I’m trying very hard to work on three separate pieces but for some reason I’m having trouble concentrating and can’t get past the mudslide in my mind. Maybe it’s the mess on my desk that’s throwing me off.

Ya think?


Everything from A to Z has to be strewn about in this haphazard mess. Make up mirrors, heat tool, glues, paints, baggies of beads, jars of rhinestones and wooden shapes… yep… A whole bunch of brain clutter. I’m off to shop soon but if I’ll be cleaning this mess up tomorrow after I make the crew breakfast. Which by the way, is going to be something different this time around. Maybe after I have an organized area I’ll be able to focus my energy back on working on the mini’s I need to get done.

I’ll let you know if cleaning clutter cured the clog in my cranium. Until then. Go crazy creating! Just kidding


Purple Posie Picture Pal

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

What fun this was. I really enjoyed learning how to make the ribbon and fabric flowers. The jute circles were super easy to make and make a great backdrop for any flower.  I used my Martha Stewart leaf punch and cut some glitter paper leaves and edged them with plum paint. I used a few flower rhinestones and some pearls to finish this off. It’s very pearly and shimmery in person. It would be great for a photo, a saying, poem, or work of art. I’m opting to leave it plain for now.

A few close-ups.

See the mini pearls in the centers? Sweet huh?

Well, I’m off to doodle on some Jenga blocks now. I’m following my muse. I have no idea where she’s leading me atm… but I’ll keep you posted.

Tacos tonight. NOM! What’s on your plate?

Purple in Progress

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

I spent more time than I intended on Sunday on Pinterest. Warning… it’s crack for women. When I do take time out to go there I’m always overjoyed. I never fail to find dozens of things to try out and bookmark. These flowers are fruits from my “research” (with coffee) on Sunday.

I have a large project in mind using some jute style flowers. I’ll be working on that soon. No spoilers yet though. =)

At first I didn’t know what I was going to do with these awesome flowers but then it hit me… I had yet another canvas picture frame…

I sponged the text pages white and am painting them with several coats of iridescent medium to make it look pearly. I’ve been working on the flowers getting them ready to glue on… and I’ve been digging through my pearl embellishments and working on leaves. I’ll have this done tomorrow so hop on over and check it out.