Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Mixed Media Art

It's been awhile since I posted.  I have been busy with projects for family and friends. I just finished this project yesterday. It's for an IKEA mirror challenge being done by a potters group that a friend is in. She suggested that I  do one and apparently I'm not the only non-potter that is submitting work for the challenge.  I actually had 3 of these mirror's in my studio already because I had wanted to do something like this with them.  I am working on a second one with sea shells on it.

I took an IKEA mirror and added lace, ribbon, metal, fabric, wood objects to it.  I then gesso'd the whole thing.  Next I sprayed several colors of Tattered Angels glimmer mist and Lindy Stamp Gang starburst sprays to add color to the piece.  This is the direct influence of Finnabair - I believe she is Norwegian.  Her name is Anna Dabrowska - but her blog is titled Finnabair.

Everything on the piece has meaning to me. Influenced by people both present and past in my life.

It's not visible in my photos but I also colored seam binding and added 2 eye hooks to the top - the the piece will hang from the seam binding.  

Tomorrow there will be a photographer at the event to take a photo of everyone's pieces. I will add a group shot to this blog post if I receive one. 


Friday, August 10, 2012

My love for teachers!

I have several friends who are teachers and I feel honored to call them my friends.  They are going back to school on Monday and I was inspired to make a piece of art for one of them. I hope to do a similar piece for each of them in the near future.

On a recent field trip with two teacher friends we found this quote and I had to use it in this piece.  I hope my friend smiles when she sees it this weekend!

Best wishes to all the teachers of the world starting a new school year soon!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Baby Album for our Niece's new baby!

I had great fun last week getting photos of our newest family member. His grandmother helped me get them without his Mom and Dad knowing. Then I edited them in Photoshop Elements and sent them off to be printed and waited! This week I got to make this album for Derek's Mom and Dad. Derek is being baptized this Sunday and we are going! Hopefully the proud parents won't see this post until after Sunday when Mike and I give them this album.

I used the Graphic 45 Alterable Box and Graphic 45 Little Darlings paper collection.