Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Mixed Media

I have been playing a bit lately with mixed media stuff and a friend and I had a play day where we made a picture using gesso-tissue paper- laces- sparkly bits a picture and webbing spray.
I made this fairy picture for Ebony and I'm quite pleased with it and so is Ebony which is what really matters in the end. I started with an artists board and created texture with the crumpled up tissue paper and laces. I then painted it over with black background paint -added some irridescent paints to hilite in places -next came the webbing spray-then the fairy-some "goldfinger" was rubbed on to hilite the ridges that had formed then the word was added and finally a couple of coats of matt sealer and "bingo "---all finished.
I haven't been doing a lot of hand stitching this week as I have a slight case of tendonitis in the thumb of my right hand which makes it very hard to hold anything.
You don't realise how much you need your thumbs until you can't use them properly.

9 comments:

Sandy said...

Cute pictures. Ebony must be pleased. Sandy

Dot said...

I can see why Ebony would love this Doreen. The background looks lovely.

Sorry to hear about your tendonitis in your thumb. Hope it heals up quickly.

Purple Missus said...

Love the textured background Doreen.Those bits of lace look really good.

Joanna van said...

Really lovely! I'm sure Ebony will love it.

Joanna

Jacquelines blog said...

It looks lovely, I think you can please every little girl with this!!!

Homeleightigger said...

Oh this is lovely Doreen - I'm into Fairies at the moment (in a big way) and love the 'cloudy' bit she is walking on - is that the effect of the webbing spray?

Magpie's Mumblings said...

How very pretty! Now you've given me another idea of something I have to try.

Micki said...

Ooooh, lovely piece. Great texture. I am sure Ebony just loves it.

Dianne said...

Ebony has very good taste - so lovely!!