Here’s a house warming gift ready for my niece, who is just moving into her new apartment. I “bundled” a matching pillow, lap quilt, and a small mixed media piece. I have since discovered that she isn’t partial to the light green, so I might give this quilt away and make her a new one. Gotta find some blue fabric!
I am feeling inspired to paint lately. And to cut. And to paste. My friend, Jill, introduced me to a magazine, “Cloth, Paper, Scissors”, and I have not looked back. I now am considering items in my artwork that would have likely stayed as collectibles, but not incorporated into my art. So…here you go….
Put another bird on it. Papers, carbon paper drawings, gesso, acrylic medium.
Sticks and Stones. acrylic, gesso, papers, words typed. 12×12
My daughter wanted a ‘bird on a wire painting’ for above her couch.
I might try to figure out how to make a gallery-style page so visitors can view my bits and pieces in one quick look, rather than “flipping” through so many pages. One day.I need to read up on how to do that, but since I’d prefer to create rather than “package” my stuff, it will be a while!
Another process to get all in a tizzy about is mixed-media.
I bought a hardcover secondhand book to read, with intentions of “messing about” with it after reading it.
I went to the local art store for some minimal supplies:
a brush, a few paints, gold leaf, a fine point pen and a handful of pencil crayons
I covered the blank page with gesso, leaving a few words uncovered for inspiration.
I added bits of photos, lotteria cards, transfers, and other images which I glued to the page with acrylic medium.
It’s definitely a super fun way to keep your memories all in one book, all secured by acrylic medium, and all in sequence. Nice!
Here’s one on canvas:
The process is explained a bit more in detail here:https://in2soap.wordpress.com/mixed-media-stuff/