Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Keeping It Simple..........Mixed Media Place

Sometimes it's good to limit yourself to just a few art materials. There is just so much to choose from these days, and if you love mixed media as I do, you just want to play with it all.
On this journal page I have kept it simple,
2 colours
2 stamps
2 stencils
1 box of Prima Water Soluble Oil Pastels.

These oil pastels give the look of watercolour but with a lot more control.

Using too many different materials and colours on one small page can become a bit like having too many kids at a birthday party.......lots of fun, but lots of chaos as well.
Keeping it simple allows the couple of colours or media you use, to shine.
More detail and a list of products used on this page can be found HERE at Mixed Media Place.

Thanks for visiting, have fun with your art materials ( just not all at the sane time )
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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Mixed Media Place.........Working Small

Mixed Media Place Creative Gym this month is about working small. Something I'm not that comfortable with. I have never been attracted to making cards, but greatly admire those artists out there who produce amazingly detailed and beautiful cards.
I actually had to Google what an ATC was and how big it was.
The challenge is also Christmas themed, so if you like working small and are in the festive mood already, then come and join our challenge HERE.

Two little ATC's made with Finnabair stencil, stamp, Mica Powder, Mechanicals and Glass Glitter

Details of challenge and team inspiration is HERE at Mixed Media Place.
Thank you for dropping by. Believe in we dare?
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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Shrine for Frida.............Finnabair Creative Team

Using a "cutsie" doll's face to represent one of the strongest and most iconic of women seems almost sacrilege, and I apologise if this offends. I really did just want to portray the strength and beauty of this amazing woman. Perhaps the face is a little more Salma Hayek,who plays Frida in the movie, than the real Frida.

It was challenging to take a silicone doll's head and paint it, and I have nothing but respect for those artists who work in this field.

The other thing that I was inspired by for this project was an amazing wall of beautiful tiles I saw in a Mexican restaurant in Byron Bay. I had a go at making tiles out of chipboard, collaging them with tissue, cutting them into 1cm. squares and then coating them with glossy accents.
Wall tiles in restaurant.

The other side was coated with art extravagance White Texture Paste and coloured with Distress Stain.

Metal, resin and lace embellishments all coloured with Mica Powder. Micro Beads, Glass Glitter and Mica Flakes added for shine and texture. A more detailed tutorial is HERE on Finnabair's blog,
 along with a full list of ingredients used.

If you do not know the story of Frida Kahlo, watch the movie, it's wonderful.
Thanks for visiting today.

"Feet what do I need you for when I 
have wings to fly?" Frida Kahlo

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