This is a little piece I created on a cardboard oblong. I used acrylic paint and stencils to create the background, stuck on the image of the lady (stamped on tissue paper) onto the background and added the border stamps.
A couple of weeks ago I was fortunate enough to attend a workshop led by Anne Dabrowska, aka Finnabair. It was a great afternoon and this is what I came home with, a 20 x 20cm canvas full of texture, colour and embellishment. The picture is of me when I was about twelve.
The background of this page is both Spray Ink, stamped from a stencil, and acrylic paint, all left over from other projects. As are the stamps. I added the dots to the black tag and then attached the face to it, having sprayed ink through a stencil and then cut it out.I like the contrast of the black tag against the coloured background.
The prompt for week 44 was to 'incorporate leaves onto your page in a creative way'. I used real leaves and painted them. They may not last the course, as they are quite brittle now, but I like how they look.
I'm playing catch up again! The prompt for week 43 was to 'sketch what you see right now'. Well in our house I am surrounded by books.... I didn't attempt to sketch them, but took a sketch-like picture on my phone and then added the book wrapping paper.
Although these tags look quite different, I made them in the same way. For the background I used Distress Spray Stains and stencils. I then stamped the ladies onto card, coloured them and stuck them to the tags. To them I added the tape, rub-ons and bows. The second is my favourite. What about you?
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I am a self-taught mixed media artist. I discovered my creative side a few years ago when I started card-making. This led me to an increasing interest in the realms of mixed media, and I have loved discovering collage, metal work, journalling, altered art and digital collage.
I am overwhelmed by all the visitors to my blog and want to thank everyone, especially my followers, for your ongoing interest.