Wednesday, October 13, 2010

My First Mixed Media Painting

I had an hour this morning to attempt my first mixed media piece of art. I painted the blue background on my canvas last night and got to work this morning. This is what I started with:

And this is the finished piece:

Forgive the picture.. it was taken on a pillow on our back patio chair, in the early morning light, but I was so excited to share!

It is scrapbook paper and painted paper glued on a painted canvas. It has a lot of texture and I even added some glitter for good measure - in the sky, on the branches and on the butterfly - but you can't see that too well in this picture.

Where has mixed media been all my life? I loved this process.

I think this will be my first listing in my soon to be re-opened shop! Yippee!

13 comments:

blueviolet said...

How absolutely darling!!!!! I have your art piece on a stack of pics I want to hang here in my new home office!

jenn said...

It's beautiful!

Colleen (Shibley Smiles) said...

How cute I love the idea of the mixed art. Love the blue background too.

B Boys Mom said...

I love the color! I just makes me think of spring and happy things very very nice.

Nancy said...

Cute! Glad to see you have time to make stuff!!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful! I can picture this hanging in a charming little playroom. You are very talented, I wish i could create anything let alone something so pretty

Duni said...

Kristin, it is so cheerful! I love the blue swirly sky and the birdies look so cute :)

Clemencia said...

OMG! This is beautiful!

CB said...

Looks like a lot of messy fun! I'm always adding different things to my clay too. It's fun experimenting and it looks like to me your is a success.

Kat said...

I love it and I am always amazed by your creativeness. I'll be checking those out in your shop for sure. Get cracking...you now Christmas is coming:)

Lenox Knits said...

I love it. I'm so glad you found a new medium that you love. Now you will have some new supplies to shop for!

Heliotrope Tree House said...

Wow! I looove this! So sorry I have been MIA...We moved...went through some drama with my daughter's father! Ugh...Settling into our new place and everything is going smoothly.Thank the Lord! Just busy all the time. Actually just hooked up my computer in the new place...after being here a month! Better late than never, huh?
I miss you...Think of you often. Miss blogging. I'll be back when I get a breather and can write a coherent, heartfelt post. Love to you always, my Friend and your beautiful family. Love. Love. Love...all of your work! xoxo

rkdsign88 said...

Wow it is beautiful! Great works!