What Have I Been Doing

Mixed Media

I typically shy away from learning different art processes but this is addicting. I think it is helping me get in touch with my inner child by using glue, scissors, and paint. When I start I don’t have a clear image of my final product which is fun and scary at the same time. You see I have always been the type of person who stays within the lines. This has no lines. It does have many layers.

So I had a sketch of a bird with a touch of zen doodle. This bird I then scanned and printed onto card stock. I had the subject piece for my mixed media. More glue, mod podge and paint. I think it’s done.

“Sweet Song” 5.75” x 5.75” mixed media on wood. $25

Paints Everything….

That’s what my friends say when others ask me what I paint. It’s true I pretty much will paint on anything. I do paint on paper and canvas but I also paint shoes, rocks, denim jackets, spools, ceramic and wood. Yep I do like to paint.

So recently I went shopping with my friend and we stopped at one of our favorite stores Pier 1. So what do I find in the clearance section? Two wood plates. The plates are priced 90% below the original price. In other words I’m going to save my husband a bunch of money if I but them; and so I do.

My friends asks me what I’m going to do with these plates. I say “I’m going to paint them.” She says “Of course you are”. ❤️

I’ve got one painted and I really like it. I probably shouldn’t say that about my own work, but it’s true. It can be hung on the wall or set in a stand.

Of course it is for sale for $30. I’m passing my good clearance price on to you.

“A Gentle Touch”. Wood plate 14” overall; 8” painting done in acrylic. $30

It’s a Process….

I took a mini workshop on mixed media. I have never done anything that is remotely considered mixed media, but I loved this woman’s art. So I got out paper and pen and took notes of what she was saying. Sounded like something I could do. Isn’t that what we think until we actually go and do it?

So I started with pieces of paper, mod podge and a board. Well the tearing of paper, gluing and layering isn’t the hard. Repeat and repeat this layering process until I felt it was enough. The hard part is deciding on what direction you are heading with this piece. In other words what picture should be used.

I looked at my sketches and selected a sketch of a sheep. I printed my drawing onto card stock. The sheep is now going on top of the many layers. More glue, markers and paint. Let’s see if this is becoming art or something else. He has tons of texture that looks aged and weathered. I need to stop with my layering. I think I am done.

So do you like it or does it totally miss the mark?

“Mr. Intense”

9”x 11” on wood, mixed media