Posts Tagged ‘Mixed Media’

Meet Veritas, created from an old headless Barbie doll. She’s no Barbie anymore. LOL This was in response to a challenge for an annual charity fundraiser. Veritas is a modern witch from the urban jungle. She earned her name because of her main power which is an infallible ability to discern the truth. You cannot tell a lie in her presence.


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Commemorating a visit from my son. Due to the large distance,

we rarely get to spend time together.

I love you and I miss you, Colin!

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I decided to throw a bunch of paper scraps and photos on the

scanner as a backdrop for a new digital piece.

The post above this shows the final result.

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Cover created from old leather coat

pages bound with bamboo skewers

many pockets, messages,
and a special envelope

My first piano hinge book. These are fun!

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Altered Book spread

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Gesso & Paint Textured Background / Photo Collage

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Tried this new background technique this morning. This is not a small piece. It’s approximately 11″x12″. My intent was to create a few background pages for future use. Why is it some of us can’t seem to stop at just the background? LOL I just get too involved. This technique is a lot of fun!

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Weathered Metal Challenge – added alcohol inks, metal rubs, and black acrylic – final sanding [Image from the New York Public Library]

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Gesso, paper, transparent acrylics, luminieres, and frozen opals background. [Image from 1916 Harper’s Bazar Cover]

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Mistake ?

I finally had some time to play around with backgrounds this afternoon. There was a nice background layer of inks and metallic markers. Next was supposed to be scrunched up tissue papers.

Didn’t I decide to use up an old bottle of Mod Podge instead of my usual medium.
More than half the bottle spilled all over the piece. Aargh!

So what do you do? Pour off what you can, brush off the rest and then scrunch the whole thing up into a ball. Next, open it up, put it inside a sheet of wax paper and scrunch it up again. Mash it, roll it – but don’t keep it that way too long.

Peel it back open and you’ve got the great start on a very nice background!

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