Friday, April 29, 2016

Mixed Media Morsels

I have been taking part in Mixed Media Morsels with Cat Hand - took awhile to get going but finally caught up and waiting each week for a new morsel. A great way to try some new techniques.

MMM#1 - Paint and plastic wrap

MMM#2 - Collage using some of my own prints and magazine pages.

MMM#3 - Alcohol & Paint

MMM#4 - glue resist - not too great!

MMM#5 - Tissue & Ink

MMM#6 - Inchies - Quite pleased with how these look, although I think mine are 3x3 cm and 1.5x1.5 cm.

MMM#7 - Circles

MMM#8 - Houses

MMM#9 - Whimsical Birds

MMM#10 - Masking

MMM#11 - Torn Strips
MMM#12 was to use this technique to make a journal cover, which I haven't done as yet.

MMM#13 - Painted Circles

MMM#14 - Handmade borders - not that mine stand out much.

MMM#15 - Mosaic - wasn't looking forward to this but please with the outcome.

MMM#17 - Butterfly embellishments - decided to use the swan plants and flowers in my garden for the background.

MMM#17 - Using paper napkins.

Gift Tags

Tags from new clothing re-purposed as gift tags.

Book paper covered with stamped tissue.

Molding paste and metallic paint.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Begin to Create

I am quite new to art and mixed media so have been following a couple of groups and using inspiration from them. Specifically, Cat Hand's YouTube channel and her Mixed Media Morsels group and Mike Deakins's Mission Inspiration. These have helped me get going and helped to inspire my creativity.

I have just discovered  Leandra at PaperArtsy and yes, it was somehow quite relaxing to finally hear a familiar accent! She is in the UK however, which means her products are a little inaccessible to me, due to cost. But I thought I would take part in the monthly challenge, and if I'm lucky, maybe I can win a voucher to purchase what look like some fantastic resources.

So here is my first contribution to 2016 #8 White Space. I had already been thinking about this page and while I was going to follow some other prompts and ideas, I decided to focus on this white space concept and leave the whole thing quite simple - which I'm glad I did.

The piece used images from our family visit to Naoshima, with the focal image being a silhouette of my son standing on top of what was a very high piece of concrete. This is an amazing place to visit if you are ever in Japan as the whole island is full of a variety of art installations including work by Yayoi Kusama.