Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Mixed Media Moment

Greetings bloggers!  Thanks for stopping by!

Ever been afraid to try something new and then that extra push to actually follow through comes along and you can not find any more excuses?  Well, that is my story for this post.  I have wanted to try Mixed Media Art for some time now but did not have the confidence. As many of you know, I can teach myself any number of techniques and can duplicate or even improve on ideas that I see.  However, to actually design from scratch and determine the flow, pattern, and materials on a larger scale is completely out of my comfort zone.  

But, last week, my husband, Greg, encouraged me to participate in the Berea Arts Council  Art in Nature exhibit. He had an answer for all my excuses and provided so much support that it gave me the confidence to finally put something together.  In fact, I got so carried away, I could not stop at just one as I tried different materials, layouts, and set ups. 

I used 8 x 10 canvas as my base and prepped them all with gesso for a smooth work surface. The picture above shows a vertical perspective of the seasons using stamped tissue paper, water color paper trees, and gelatos for color. The one below is a horizontal perspective and I switched out the tissue paper leaves with Flower Soft dimension.  I called them "Nature of Time."
The whole experience was a messy blast and I was quite tickled with the final results.  So, What do you think?

I hope this posts encourages you to take a step out of your comfort zone and enjoy the creative!!!  Have a beautiful week.


  1. This turned out beautifully! I love your entire concept and the execution is amazing. Way to go on stepping outside of your comfort zone. Can't wait to see your next creation!

    1. Thank you so much Jill for your kind words and for taking a moment to take a peak. Your work with Gelatos and other Faber-Castell products gave me a foundation. THANKS