Well I finally did it....I faced my "fears" and have been working on a Mixed Media Wall Art piece for my bedroom over the past few days. I recently purchased a new turquoise quilt (with green stitching) for my bedroom and when I saw the colors for this weeks Mixed Media Color Challenge #3 I knew I would make a "FAMILY" piece to hang in my room. Here is the inspiration photo:
Here are some process photos of my canvas - you can skip to the end if you are not interested... : )
I started with some cheese cloth at the top of my canvas and over-layed it with die cut clouds.
I couldn't find an angel charm or my stash of tiny silk wings in my stash last night so I hand-cut a tiny pair of angel wings to represent my sweet husband Stu as I know that he is watching over us in spirit. I will probably change these out when I find them.
I learned SO SO much during this process. I know what supplies I need to buy now and have a list of what NOT to do next time!!!! LOL! I made a lot of rookie "mistakes"....though there are truly no mistakes when playing at mixed media art from what I have observed on the You Tube videos I have watched! It always comes together in the end - and most importantly it has meaning in my heart!
I would love to hear what you think of my very first attempt at a canvas/wall art item! I never think of myself as doing anything truly artistic with paint as I have family members who are very talented in this area. I am more of a stick-figure girl myself with a lot of "crafty" in my heart.
Until next time...thanks so much for looking!
P.S. The woman and boy pictured in the house's windows are my son and I. They were hand cut from a roll of Prima Washi tape if you were wondering.....