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« on: January 11, 2010 02:21:16 PM »

So I got on a mixed media kick on pumped out these two things. For the first things I've ever really done, I'm really proud!

Poppy Secrets

This piece consists of fabric from an old skirt, vintage paged from Victorian adult novels, white out, fishing line, and little faux pearl beads. No glue was used, everything is sewn on, and then the string is taped to the back of the canvas. Because the oil paint took so long to dry, this piece took about 3 weeks to finish.

A close-up on the white-out steams and paint detail.

A close-up on the hand-cut butterflies


Winter Bird

This was really a test peice to see how difficult hand-razoring cardboard was. It was hard. Colored with purple sharpie and detailed with faux pearl beads sewn onto the cardboard. This was finished in about an hour. 

A close-up on the razor work. I'm very proud of this! ^_^


The success of these have given me the courage to do my next piece that I've been thinking about for a while, which will be a play on the childhood craft of melting crayon shavings between layers of wax paper!

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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2010 02:29:44 PM »

love the poppies!  cool idea.  and the oil paint is textured to look like grass.  i love mixed media, especially sewing on a canvas.  a good friend one did a picture of a tree on canvas, using fabric scraps sewn on for the trunk.  keep playing with this idea; i think it could go a long way!


i am always open to a personal swap!  just pm me!
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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2010 03:33:55 PM »

It is wonderful!! I love it! I, too, am a HUGE fan of mixed media!!!

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« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2010 05:16:28 PM »

 Cheesy Oh I am just loving this one! Those poppies are just to die for! I love mixed media.

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« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2010 08:43:19 AM »

Love your poppies and butterflies. It looks like they are fluttering over the flowers!
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« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2010 09:10:11 PM »

I love mixed media too!  I would never have thought to sew fabric onto a canvas, though, so I will now steal this brilliant idea. Wink  I love that the butterflies are from victorian novels!  Overall a very romantic, Venus-y feel.

What does it mean that you "razored" cardboard?  Like you just cut away from the top layer of the cardboard???
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« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2010 12:37:39 PM »

Soooooooo pretty!
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2010 10:54:57 AM »

Absolutely wonderful! I love mixed media. I don't do it often, but I love to look at others who do it. Nice job!

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