So I have worked up some mixed media pieces for a local fair next month that my mother and I have a booth at. Some of them turned out much like I wanted and some...not so much
But this is a craft fair and not an exhibition for fine art and here in East Texas straightforward tends to be popular so some of this is less abstract than I'd like but them's the breaks if you want to pay for crafting
My favorite and the one I may want to keep since it was done very much with my husband and I in mind...
The polyclay stamped words read "for shallow seas i won't betray my ocean". It's on canvas with an acrylic base with satin material, wire-wrapped glass beads, polyclay stamped words, flat coin beads, oil on board, and acrylic on paper.
This is a fairly standard little inspirational piece on a wood block I bought secondhand with an acrylic base. It has sequins, a delicate butterfly (I don't even know what it's made of), a big butterfly glass pendant, acrylic on paper, and lace.
I really loved how this worked out except that I wish I had done the clay words again for this. It's also on canvas with an acrylic base, acrylic on paper, rick rack, poly clay, pearls, and glitter.
Obviously, I do a lot with words and while this is almost too stereotypical in pink, I liked how the rest of it came together and love the song. Canvas with an oil base, acrylic on paper, shaped confetti, a resin pendant, some other flower thing that used to be an earring, heart beads and pendants, and a jeweled little ladybug.
A pretty piece with oil on canvas, a fake flower, acrylic on paper, old jewelry bits and pieces, cabochons, lace, mirrors, oil on board, polymer clay, and a butterfly pin.
Yahweh - "I am who am". On wood block with an acrylic base, acrylic on paper, 3D see-through glitter stuff, oil pastels, soft pastels, and pearls.
Biblical reference - wood block with an acrylic base, feathers, polyclay, fine glitter, rhinestone ribbon, and oil on board.
That's it. Thought I would share. These are among my first mixed media pieces in years and the best I can do given that I don't actually have any ephemera (I know, right?!) and am working with a pretty typical audience. On the upside, that lack of appreciation for abstract or metaphorical means my favorite piece might actually be a bit too out there which means I won't have to feel guilty for keeping it